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Gov. Matt Mead recommends state lawmakers address education

Gov. Matt Mead is recommending Wyoming lawmakers generally hold the line on state spending when they start their general session in January.

However, Mead also is warning Wyoming urgently needs to figure out how it will fund its K-12 school system in response to recent declines in energy revenues and the associated decline in property tax revenues. He said the state must consider all possible options, including possible tax increases.

Wyoming operates on a two-year budget cycle. Lawmakers last spring adopted a $3.1 billion general fund budget to fund operations for the biennium that began this July. Falling energy revenues already prompted Mead to cut that budget by over...

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