The Senate Education committee killed a bill that would have allowed those with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in schools and on Wyoming College campuses. The bill died after nobody made a motion to consider it. A number of educators at all levels testified that the legislation was a bad idea and that such ideas should be left to local school districts to consider. University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan testified that the allowing guns on campus could lead to problems.
The University of Wyoming will present its proposed supplemental budget request to the UW board of trustees Thursday and the request will include money for a pay hike.
Even though state budgets could be trimmed from four to eight percent, UW wants the Governor and Legislature to set aside five million dollars that can be used for merit based pay raises. The average increase would be about three percent.