Wyoming Gov. Mead Signs Education Funding Bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed a K-12 education funding bill into law.
The measure was the last outstanding piece of legislation from the Wyoming Legislature's 2018 budget session that ended March 15. The Republican governor signed it Tuesday.
Education funding was the biggest sticking point in the legislative session because of recent declines in state revenues. The Senate and House struggled with how much to spend on schools now and how to fund them going forward.
Various proposals to increase taxes were quickly defeated by lawmakers.
Mead says he understands the opposition to new state taxes but he says he was somewhat disappointed tax proposals didn't get a more complete hearing in the Legislature.