- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Senate has adopted an amendment to its budget bill dealing with science education standards.

The amendment would allow the state Board of Education to consider the Next Generation Science Standards and any other standards in order to develop science standards that are “unique to Wyoming.”

It was sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Floor Leader Eli Bebout, of Riverton.

The amendment mirrors another Bebout amendment the Senate added to House Bill 23, which would repeal a 2014 budget footnote blocking the state board from considering the Next Generation standards at all.

The Next Generation standards have been subject of debate over how they address man-made climate change.

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