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By Carrie Haderlie
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Lawmakers continue to debate school funding

 

December 23, 2021



CHEYENNE —Discussion continues among state legislators about how best to bridge the gap in funding Wyoming’s K-12 education system. 

On Thursday, members of the Joint Revenue Interim Committee talked about raising the cap on severance tax distributions from $155 million to $200 million in the 2022 budget session, set to convene Feb. 14. The increase would allow for a 22.5% distribution to the School Foundation Program Account to help ease a projected $150 million shortfall in education funding.

Committee members also discussed the reason the state is facing the shortfall. 

“When we...



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