Schools top legislators' list

Wyoming is at a crossroads according to Representative Stan Blake (D-Green River) and education will likely become a hot-button topic during the Wyoming Legislature’s upcoming 24-day budget session.

His cohort in the House, Rep. John Freeman, D-Green River, also sees it as a major discussion point.

As coal’s value to the state continues to declines, money that traditionally funded education has dried up, leaving legislators with a conundrum of how Wyoming schools will be funded and if that funding should be reduced. This problem comes on the heels of efforts made by surrounding states to incre...


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