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.