Sen. Peterson attempts a heartfelt look as he describes how people are too cash-strapped with medical bills to support new revenues for education. Peterson voted against expanding Medicaid under the ACA, which would have provided health coverage for 20,000 uninsured Wyomingites and added $120 million annually to the state's coffers.
An abandoned school in Jeffrey City, Wyoming, which closed during a mining bust in the 1980s.

Want to cut Wyoming education funding? Fine. That means closing rural schools.

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Sen. Ray Peterson issues a monologue about the doomsday effects of funding public schools.

Fearful of proposing new revenues, State Senator uses fake math to argue for education cuts

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Sen. Hank Coe (R-Cody), having heard it a million times before, no longer bothers to mask his boredom as Sen. Kinskey blathers on about Wyoming public school performance.

“Recalibration” committee members slam Sheridan senator over bogus claims about Wyoming public school performance

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Students in Powell, Wyo., learn to operate a technological gizmo that we at Better Wyoming are too old to understand. Powell is one of the only places in Wyoming where students currently have access to computer science courses in public school.
Rep. Timothy Hallinan's proposal would stop putting some mineral tax revenue into savings at a time when the state faces a financial crisis. But it would also perpetuate Wyoming's dependence on mining industries.

Lawmaker proposes to divert mineral tax revenues from savings accounts and use them to fund education instead

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Rep. Scott Clem (R-Gillette), one of many lawmakers who likes to pretend the Legislature hasn't already cut $55 million from Wyoming public schools. These cuts have resulted in 577 jobs eliminated and 44 of the state's 48 school districts cutting programs.

Fearing cuts, educators want to keep school funding model

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The future of our public schools lies largely in the hands of Wyoming State Senate President Eli Bebout (left) and Speaker of the House Steve Harshman (right), pictured here during the 2017 Legislative session. Bebout favors mindlessly slashing school funding, while Hashman appears to genuinely value education and want to fix our funding system.
Fourth graders in Upton, Wyoming, get some "Breakfast for Brains" in advance of standardized testing. Wyoming students who qualify for free or reduced lunch score better on these tests than in any other state.
Sen. Peterson attempts a heartfelt look as he describes how people are too cash-strapped with medical bills to support new revenues for education. Peterson voted against expanding Medicaid under the ACA, which would have provided health coverage for 20,000 uninsured Wyomingites and added $120 million annually to the state's coffers.

Sen. Ray Peterson pretends to care about poor people (when it fits his anti-tax agenda)

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