Jackson Will Fight For Cost Of Living Funding

Cheyenne, Wy – Teton County officials are hoping to finally resolve a school finance issue that the school district has battled for many years. They want the new school funding model to help them try and make up the difference for what it costs to live and work in Teton County. But many attempts at coming up with solution has failed. The issue frustrates Jackson Senator Grant Larson, especially when he hears people say that it is a benefit to teach in Jackson. He says housing costs keep them from retaining teachers. Larson also is mad that the state gets several million from Jackson in Property Taxes...but it can't get lawmakers to agree to return some of that money. A legislative committee will haggle over that issue today. (Thursday)