Discussion about positive aspects of the federal health care bill
Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Marguerite Salazar, the Regional Director of the U-S Department of Health and Human Services and Regional Outreach specialist Doyle Forrestahl who say that Wyoming residents have actually little to fear from the new federal affordable care act.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead remains hopeful that local government will get a steady stream of revenue from the legislature. Last week, the Joint Appropriations Committee agreed to set aside $35 million for local government, much below the $50 million the governor had requested.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Senate has started debate on a proposed constitutional amendment that would keep government from forcing health care requirements on citizens. The measure stems from the new federal health care legislation.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming House of Representatives has started to discuss changes to the school funding model. The model is used to determine how much money an individual school district gets.
Several lawmakers spent the summer and fall looking at how education money is used in the state. House Education Chairman Matt Teeters says they found that Wyoming has been spending a great deal. "The consultants were able to identify that the state is spending 100-million dollars more than what the Constitutional cost basis is," he said.