Cheyenne, WY – With few exceptions, state officials say they still aren't sure how much money Wyoming will get from the federal stimulus package.
Lynn Boomgarden is overseeing the state's effort to study the package. She says Wyoming appears to be eligible for $502 million, but that number may be revised downward. The state may choose to reject some funds, and it will have to apply for others. Boomgarden said it will be two to three weeks before detailed information is available.
Laramie, WY – More and more communities across Wyoming are applying for grants to start their own child care facilities. These are most often public-private partnerships with funding from cities and counties, as well as the Wyoming Business Council.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House gave initial approval to a bill that adds more money to education Monday. Lingle Republican Matt Teeters strongly objects to spending more money at a time when the state has a dicey financial future. Teeters tried to remove a lot of the supplemental money and then went on to oppose the bill. But, Lander Republican Del McComie fought against Teeter's efforts saying supporters of the funding are trying to improve services for those in need. The House will debate the bill two more times.