City of Sheridan to Apply for Railroad Corridor Study Grant
The City of Sheridan will move forward with plans to conduct an analysis study on the railroad corridor in Sheridan. The City Council recently granted approval to have City staff submit a planning and technical assistance grant to the Wyoming Business Council for $50,000.
Governor Matt Mead is in Washington, DC to participate in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting. Governor Mead will be co-chairing the Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety session. He will also continue his service on the Council of Governors.
Most legislators had a pretty good assumption that changes to the state's retirement system probably wouldn't make it past the introduction stage of this year's budget session. House Bill 91 failed to make it to committee on a 30 to 30 vote.
Governor Mead to Petition U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Roadless Rule Case
A little over a week ago, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying Wyoming's petition for a rehearing en banc in the roadless rule case. This decision by the Court upheld its reversal of a decision by Judge Clarence Brimmer.
Representative Rosie Berger, co-chair of the Joint Appropriations Committee, says budget discussions are well underway in Cheyenne as yesterday in the House they heard 48 amendments on second reading for the budget bill or House Bill 1.