Wyoming – WY Top 3 Questions of State Legislators from Wyoming Constituents

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By Jenna Jackson | Posted: Thu 3:01 PM, Feb 09, 2017 | Updated: Thu 3:01 PM, Feb 09, 2017


The legislative session is in week five, if you think you get a lot of emails every day, try being a legislator, News 13’s Jenna Jackson spoke to our legislators about the topics they’re receiving the most emails about.

Senator Charles Scott shared, “The volume gets just overwhelming and the work load down here gets overwhelming.”

Our legislators aren’t short on emails these days, but on what topics do they hear most from back home?

The result:
• Funding education.

Scott also said, “The first step in reform is cutting back on those excesses and people are excited on both sides of that issue.”

On Tuesday this week, the House passed an amendment to the Education Funding Bill to allow for a half percent tax if the rainy day fund dips below 500 million dollars.

Senator Scott felt it to be unnecessary.

“A lot of people, their income isn’t what it was because the downturn in our economy. So I think the tax increases there are way premature. It’s irresponsible to vote for a tax increase when we haven’t tried to eliminate the unnecessary spending and there is

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