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Wyoming’s Legislature is overwhelmingly made up of rich old men who have the time and money to serve as “citizen” lawmakers. The budget measure they defeated would have made the Legislature more accessible to younger working people.
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The Senate is proposing nearly $40 million less than the House for the state education budget, looking to cut funding for cost-of-living raises, transportation, discretionary funds, and compensation for National Board Certified teachers.
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A bill to cut transportation and discretionary funds would largely offset the “External cost adjustment” districts are set to receive to buoy teacher salaries.
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The Wyoming Legislature is looking to increase education funding by $38 million so school districts can give teachers cost-of-living raises. Lawmakers aren’t doing it because they want to—they’re doing it because our state constitution demands it.
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When times are good, no one questions whether the Legislature’s refusal to accept federal funding is wise. But as Wyoming’s budget problems continue, those questions are beginning to arise.
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Dwindling mineral revenues threaten Wyoming’s ability to provide costly special education services. Legislators can pursue federal Medicaid funds to help, like most states do. But they’re learning there’s no such thing as easy money.