CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The full Wyoming Senate has given preliminary approval to a sweeping education reform bill that would drastically reduce the administrative role of state's top public schools official. The bill, called Senate File 104, passed by a vote of 19-to-10 after a two-hour hearing on Monday afternoon.
Wyoming has had the dubious distinction of having one of the highest suicide rates in the nation annually. Governor Matt Mead says that the state will continue to work on solutions to the issue that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill didn't mince words Friday in her response to proposed legislation that would essentially strip her of her duties as superintendent. Hill offered testimony Friday to the Senate Education Committee.
The Chairmen of the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee are sponsoring legislation to improve the governance of Wyoming K-12 public education system. Senator Hank Coe and Representative Matt Teeters have offered Senate File 104 to create an appointed position to administer the Department of Education. Senator Coe comments on the proposed legislation.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are set to consider a bill that would end mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers. Authorities say changing Wyoming law is necessary because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.