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.
The former Senate President's shadiness earned him the nickname "Back-door Bebout"

Back-door Bebout reassigns public school defunding bill to a friendlier committee

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Senate President Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) on Monday reassigned…
Wyoming's Permanent Mineral Trust Fund contains roughly $7 billion. It continues to fill even fuller as lawmakers try to slash hundreds of millions of dollars from public education funding.

How to cut Wyoming’s education budget shortfall in half without raising taxes or drawing money from savings

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Wyoming lawmakers who want to cut public education talk like…
Senate President Eli Bebout hoped "Recalibration" consultants would help him find $200 million to cut from Wyoming public schools.

Consultants, finding no major areas for education cuts, leave lawmakers to defund Wyoming public schools on their own accord

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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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When lawmakers argue that funding cuts can solve Wyoming’s…
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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