A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

Raising taxes temporarily to help fund schools is 'us helping us'

Mar 12, 2017 - Pamela Mayerson, Lander

Editor:

All that happened in Cheyenne on school funding was putting off the inevitable. The Legislature is going to have to find some money somewhere, because the schools can't be cut back enough to save the whole $350 million that has dried up.

I read that the community colleges are raising tuition a little bit. The answer of "raise more money" seemed pretty obvious to them for the moment. The elementary and high schools can't do that on their own accord, and the Legislature won't do it yet.

I have grandchildren in two school districts. I think a tax increase, temporarily, is going to have to happen. I also think that if it got put to a public vote on the state ballot, a tax increase for schools would pass. I'm pretty sure I would vote for it. It would be "us helping us."
 

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

Contact Us  © 2017 Riverton Ranger, Inc.