Wyoming Liberty Group
Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, constantly chastises America’s healthcare system for being too expensive. But rather than improve our healthcare through greater choice and competition, Senator Sanders calls for imposing a one-size-fits-all government-run system across the entire industry.
Amy Edmonds spoke with Chuck Gray on his radio show Tuesday and discussed why Education Savings Accounts will help improve the state's budget woes and provide much needed school choice options throughout the state. Education Savings Accounts are funded through a voluntary tax credit and then awarded to means tested Wyoming families and would provide $8000 per child for their education. Wyoming currently spends over $16,000 per child on public education. This plan would provide a savings of half that cost. Listen as Amy and Chuck discuss the details.
Amy Edmonds joins John Birbari on KVOW Riverton Radio to talk about Wyoming K-12 spending and education results over the past 20 years. While Wyoming education spending has skyrocketed, education results have not kept pace.
After months of review and mammoth change, the Wyoming legislature sent Governor Mead’s budget back to him for his signature. When the governor sent it back – signed – it had more line item vetoes than ever before.
Members of the Wyoming House and Senate Education committee met last week at the close of the legislative session to discuss potential topics to study over the next 10 months. The meeting began with all of the lackluster enthusiasm of insomniacs watching a midnight infomercial. The usual flock of education bureaucrats and lobbyists representing school board members, the teachers union, community colleges, the University of Wyoming and the State Board of Education presented uninspiring testimony on various subjects from the state’s alignment with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to studying transportation costs within the districts.
CHEYENNE, WY: The Wyoming Liberty Group released its Budget Frugality Scorecard today, which measures whether Wyoming legislators voted to increase or decrease the general appropriations budget through the budget amendment process. A Frugality Score measures the willingness of legislators to increase or decrease Wyoming’s deficit.
Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman talk about the Wyoming Frugality Scorecard and whether Laramie County legislators voted for a bigger rainy day fund raid or to reduce the rainy day fund raid now in the Wyoming budget.