February 8, 2017
OUR VOICE FOR KIDS AND TEACHERS NEEDS TO BE HEARD IN CHEYENNE TODAY!
SENATE VOTES TO CUT $91+ MILLION FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR!
During second reading of the Senate Budget Bill (SF 1), the Senate adopted an amendment that would cut $91+ million from the 2017-2018 school year. This type of blanket cut is without rational basis, therefore doesn’t meet the Constitutional mandate set by the Wyoming Supreme Court.
See page 11 of the bill for the relevant passage: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Digest/SF0001.pdf
Contact your Senator now, and ask them to bring a third-reading amendment to reinstate these unprecedented cuts. You have until 5 p.m. Thursday to contact your Senator.
To participate in the discussion, you may email your senator or call the Wyoming Legislative Hotline at (866) 996-8683.
Senator Henry H.R. “Hank” Coe
Senator R. Ray Peterson
Senator Wyatt Agar
Please add Washakie county’s reps to the list. Mike Greear in the house. Mike.Greear@WYOLEG.GOV
Wyatt Agar Wyatt.Agar@WYOLEG.GOV in the senate.
Done. Thank you Phyllis!
Keep in mind that Representative David Northrup of Powell is the Chairman of the House Education Committee. Also, Senator Henry H.R. “Hank” Coe of Cody is the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. If you have not seen how the cuts will potentially impact Park County School District #6, read this article that the Cody Enterprise published – http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_5d68b990-ee4b-11e6-b9d4-df6ffea90ce9.html