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Higher Wyoming Sales Tax for K-12 Hits Wall in Committee

The increase would have kicked in after funding in a state savings account fell below a certain level.

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Wyoming Senate Passes Cuts to Public Education Funding

It also would freeze transportation and special education spending.

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Solar Eclipse Bill Dies in Wyoming House

Officials estimate about 350,000 people could visit the state just to watch the eclipse.

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Bang-for-Buck Debate as Wyoming Lawmakers Focus on Education

Republican Senate President Eli Bebout, of Riverton, and Sen. Charlie Scott, of Casper, say the scores should be higher for the amount being spent.

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Wyoming Senate Candidate Liz Cheney Holds News Conference Day After Announcing She's Running
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Wyoming Rep. Cheney Co-Sponsors Federal Abortion Bill

The bill's language specifically prohibits any federal funds from being used to pay for abortions and health benefits that include coverage of abortion.

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Wyoming Bill Proposes Cuts, Spending From Savings for Education

Lawmakers are faced with an estimated $400 million annual funding shortfall in K-12 schools, caused mainly by a downturn in the state's fossil fuel industry.

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K-12 Funding Crisis Looms Large as Wyoming Lawmakers Convene

Funding for Wyoming K-12 education faces a $400 million annual shortfall due to falling tax revenues amid weak markets for coal, oil and natural gas.

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Karen Snyder, Townsquare Media
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Subcommittee Releases Potential Education Funding Solutions

The Subcommittee says Wyoming is faced with a budget phenomenon known as a “double-whammy,”- mineral prices and production are in decline, but the State is still required to provide the same level of education goods and services previously maintained by the energy economy.

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Legislature Wants New Approach to Wyoming School Funding

The Joint Education Interim Committee on Monday decided to drop three proposed bills that would have cut tens of million in education funding.

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UW Receives Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

UW Associate Vice President for Communications Chad Baldwin said that the research is essential in providing a future for the Wyoming coal industry.

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