The Select Committee on Community College Funding agreed Friday to start working toward drafting a bill that would clarify state statute regarding community colleges and potentially clear the way for the possible creation of Gillette College’s own community college district.

Several parts of the state law, specifically regarding the mill levy requirements for community college districts, needed clarification, said Sen. Jeff Wasserburger, R-Gillette, co-chairman of the committee, which is comprised of state senators and representatives.

College funding hearing

Sen. Jeff Wasserburger, R-Gillette, adjusts his glasses while listening to Campbell County Commissioner Rusty Bell speak during a Select Committee on Community College Funding hearing at the Pronghorn Center on Friday.

College funding hearing

Dr. Walt Tribley, president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District listens to a presentation during the Legislature’s Select Committee on Community College Funding hearing at the Pronghorn Center Friday.

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Painter1992

Isn’t the tax revenue at a decline? Who will pay? Definitely not the coal mines. That only leaves the people who aren’t unemployed yet. Why spend needlessly? Is it because the commissioners are not in touch with reality? Sports don’t pay my bills.

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