Cheyenne, Wy – The concept of putting several million dollars into a higher education endowment account got a favorable first look by the Senate education committee. Senators Charles Scott and Mike Massie want 105 million in a higher education endowment account in an effort to attract high quality faculty at U-W and Community Colleges. Scott says with a financial downturn elsewhere in the country, the time for the state to strike is now. Senator Massie adds that the bill also sets up Higher Education scholarship account. The education committee will continue working on the bill Monday.