In light of one-time federal funds, Legislature still punting education funding bill


SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature ended its 66th session earlier this month with 162 bills signed into law so far by Gov. Mark Gordon.

But, during a Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce lunch Wednesday, Sheridan County’s legislators spent most of their time discussing the bill that got away: House Bill 173, an education funding bill touted as a potential answer to the $300 million structural deficit in the state’s education funding model.

This is the bill Gov. Mark Gordon tasked the Legislature with passing during his State of the State address in early March.

“The handwriting is on the wall,” Gordon said during the address. “The can we kick down the road every year is broken. We have to deal with this issue.”

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