yes. every. k⁠i⁠d. applauds Wyom⁠i⁠ng S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠e Leg⁠i⁠sla⁠t⁠ure for passage of HB 0166

March 9, 2024

March 9, 2024

Wyoming Poised to be a National Leader with Education Savings Account Passage

(CHEYENNE, WY) – Late yesterday, the Wyoming Legislature passed the historic Wyoming Education Savings Account Act, sending it to Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk for final approval.

According to a recent poll by yes. every kid. foundation. and YouGov, nearly two-thirds of Americans — by a more than 3-to-1 margin — support ESAs, with only 19% opposed. Over half of those surveyed (55%), including 63% of parents, said that if access to ESAs were expanded, public education would be improved.

yes. every kid. Vice President of Government Affairs Tom Newell thanked several legislators:

“Senate President Ogden Driskill, Speaker Albert Sommers, and Representative Ken Clouston, as well as the WY State Legislature, should be commended for their leadership in moving the Wyoming Education Savings Account Act, which will put families across the state in the driver’s seat of their children’s education. By empowering more Wyoming families with the ability to direct their children’s education funding, Wyoming is poised to be a national leader in education freedom.”

yes. every kid. partnered with policymakers across the state of Wyoming throughout the legislative session.

Background on HB0166:

  • The bill establishes education savings accounts for families, which are tiered by income level.
  • Families with a household income of 500% and below the federal poverty level (FPL) would be eligible for the program.
  • The legislation includes a broad range of eligible expenses for families, such as tuition, tutoring, curriculum, and more.