A Decision on the ECA

Good Afternoon,

There are five days left in the legislative session.  Work on bills, committees, and the budget is winding down.
The Joint Conference Committee has discussed the ECA and school funding off and on the last several days. This afternoon they agreed on cuts of 1% the first year and 1.4% the second. Transportation reimbursement is off the bargaining table.  Bills regarding assessment, student privacy, school safety, alternative school accountability, early education and more are making their way to the finish line. If looking at the Wyoming Legislature website, http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/Session/SessionHome.aspx, it’s helpful to track bill changes since introduction by viewing the engrossed version.
It’s been great to see so many students in Cheyenne. Students from Hulett brought a bill to make the sagebrush Wyoming’s official shrub.  They came down to testify in committee:
Advanced Biology students from Hulett with teacher, Lila Kennah
Advanced Biology students from Hulett with teacher, Lila Kennah

Next week is one of my favorite weeks as we celebrate reading. I am excited to visit schools to read to students.  Thank you for inviting me!

Memos to be released Monday, February 29, 2016: