Home » State of Wyoming »Teton County Schools » Currently Reading:

Hedonic Index Bill Dies On Introduction

February 13, 2012 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools No Comments
education

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.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

National and World News