casper, wy – A decision should come soon about whether the latest challenge to Wyoming's
school funding plan will be heard in court. Deputy Attorney General Mike O'Donnell told the legislatures joint education committee that the issue is over jurisdiction. The state of Wyoming wants the Supreme Court to intervene while the challengers are pursuing the case in state District Court. Since the district court denied the state's motion to dismiss the case, O'Donnell says they are now awaiting word from the Supreme Court.
O'Donnell says if the Justices deny the states petition, then the case will proceed through the District Court. O'Donnell told the committee he expects to get a Supreme Court ruling by December sixth.