Wyoming state capitol stock

The state capitol building sits in Cheyenne.

 When the list of proposed interim topics became public last month, few were surprised to again see education funding — for K-12 schools and community colleges — on the list.

Both sets of organizations face significant funding challenges. In particular, over the last few years, educators and legislators have sounded alarm bells regarding the looming budget deficit facing K-12 schools. The deficit estimate ranged from $200-300 million dollars in various economic outlooks, but as the state’s fiscal situation improved, the desire to address any future shortfalls waned.

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