AG Sides With College On Wyo. Construction Funding
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips has sided with Central Wyoming College in Riverton in a disagreement over how to pay for a new health and science education building.
The Wyoming Legislature approved $6.6 million for the project in 2011. College officials said that the state funding should all be used up before the college begins tapping into $11 million in local revenue.
The Asssociated Press reports that some state officials had a different idea. They suggested that both state and local revenues should share in paying for the initial costs.
The Wyoming Community College Commission asked Phillips for his legal opinion. Phillips writes that the state alone should cover the initial costs.
The opinion also applies to a $7.5 million state appropriation for construction at Northwest College in Powell.