Undertaken every five years, the ‘recalibration’ analysis and reconsideration of Wyoming’s complex public-education funding and expenditures model takes on special urgency and import in 2021.
UW professor Jeffrey Lockwood imagines himself at the helm of his university as it confronts budget cuts, proposing a different plan of action.
If legislators don’t pass a sales tax increase, education will face a $250 million shortfall and the state will lose inevitable expensive court battles.
After years of jousting, some lawmakers hope for compromise — or at least deeper debate — on a bill that carries both layoff-inducing cuts and a potential future tax increase for schools.
WyoFile’s 2020 review looks back at 12 months of tumult and adaptation.