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Hedonic Index Bill Dies On Introduction

February 13, 2012 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools No Comments
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The attempt to introduce Wyoming House Bill 47 containing a modification of the pay scale for the state’s teachers and staff based on the so-called “hedonic scale” failed Monday afternoon for a lack of sufficient votes for introduction.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery explains that the bill required a minimum of two thirds of the body, or 40 votes; but the votes were split 30 each in favor and against.  However, Gingery says the bill can now be introduced on the Senate side. Gingery explains that the failed House Bill can be restructured for an attempted introduction in the opposite chamber, but he is hopeful that process can be stopped.  Gingery says there is a strong belief by some on the health/education committee that some school districts are being over-funded and some want to take back money that the legislature has already given to the teachers.  He says the decision to provide that raise was made in 2006, and the legislature cannot go back on its word now. Gingery says helping win over the opposition were numerous well-stated letters from educators and parents to the legislators explaining the financial concerns for those living here.

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