Wyoming lawmakers are still looking for ways to pay for education funding. A variety of tax proposals have been rejected and the long term forecast shows a major deficit in funds used for education.
One proposal that received initial approval by the Wyoming House of Representatives would ask voters to support a constitutional amendment, shifting two thirds of the money that the state gets from leasing state lands into the Wyoming education budget. The bill got half-hearted support from a number of Representatives including Laramie Democrat Cathy Connolly.
"It's not the solution. However, it helps us significantly. $43 million a year to fill the education hole," said Connolly.
Connolly and others expressed frustration that a better solution has not been approved by the legislature. The bill will need two thirds support from the legislature and then would be placed on the general election ballot.
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