By Kerry Drake 

Gordon must lead school funding fix


April 22, 2021

Wyoming Tribune Eagle/Michael Cummo

Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during his State of the State address earlier this year. Wyofile's Kerry Drake argues Gordon should lead the fight to fix school funding.

When House-Senate negotiations on a school finance bill - one of the most crucial issues facing Wyoming - collapsed on the final day of the session, it became clear any long-term funding solution must be brokered by the governor.

In his comments the following day, Gov. Mark Gordon announced he will take up the issue. But his response was so lukewarm, it inspired no confidence that what he does will be either timely or impactful.

"I have to say I was disappointed that we were not able to come to some sort of agreement on school funding," Gordon told reporters. "It wasn't necessarily a surpri...

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