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Representative Bovee answers your questions!

Posted by Kim Coleman on February 2nd, 2018

The Casper Area Chamber of Commerce recently distributed a survey to the membership about what they would like to hear our Natrona County Legislators discuss at the Chamber's 2018 Legislative Outlook Luncheon. The following questions were based on the responses from that survey. 

As the only Democrat on the panel and as a former educator. How do you plan to face this looming budget deficit… specifically as it relates to education funding… and how do you plan to bring your perspective to collaborate with your fellow legislators to remedy this problem? 

Representative Bovee:

I did not run for this position to represent Democrats. I ran to represent the people living in my district. I plan to work collaboratively to develop a balanced budgets without applying large tax raises and without cutting programs that provide much needed services that our citizens rely on.

Diversifying the economy is on the top of the list for many Wyoming lawmakers. As a member of the education committee… what concrete ideas are being discussed to educate the next generation of workers who can diversify Wyoming’s economy?

Representative Bovee:

As I mentioned at the luncheon, I believe the most bill that is coming forward from the education committee  that addresses economic development is the inclusion of computer science in the curriculum. 

As a former educator, what is the most pressing issue facing Wyoming education today?

Representative Bovee:

I addressed this question when I spoke. Briefly the issues include:
-school funding
-Many  more students with severe behaviors that disrupt learning so working with students behavior and learning needs.
-Helping all stakeholders to understand that changing times means that schools must look different from what school may have looked like when they were students. 

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