Mead Doesn’t Want Wyoming Education Cuts
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he disagrees with a state legislative Mead committee's recommendations to cut K-12 school funding and an early childhood literacy program.
Speaking Friday at the Wyoming Press Association winter convention in Casper, Mead also says he favors providing more money to local governments.
On Thursday, the Joint Appropriation Committee voted to cut $45 million in public school money over the next two years. The committee also recommended eliminating funding for eight family literacy programs throughout the state.
Mead has suggested cuts to several state programs but he did not slash education or literacy programs in his budget recommendation to lawmakers.
In addition, the committee is proposing $90 million for local governments, while Mead wants to give about $33 million more.