The senate cut $9 million from a funding adjustment education advocates say the Legislature needs to stay within law
Longtime senator Ray Peterson lost his primary reelection bid last week in a coup by educators, leaving the revenue committee without veteran leadership at a critical point
Speaker Steve Harshman declared victory on the House floor after cuts were held to $27 million, far less than some senators wanted.
Lawmakers will return to Cheyenne on Wednesday to seal deals on education cuts and state construction.
More than two thirds of Wyoming voters would pay more taxes to fund K-12 education, according to a poll by the Wyoming Education Association.