While we discussed a number of bills and budget issues during the 2102 Wyoming Legislature, the bills that were of interest to Sheridan and northeast Wyoming for the most part were “winners”, says Sheridan Representative Rosie Berger.
She was most pleased that District 4 will now be funded to add a third judge after the bill passed to allocate $950,000 of the budget.
Mead signed a bill Friday to provide stabilization funding for the LX Bar Ranch to make the area a state park. Local governments were allocated $158 million, and area education can be pleased with capital construction legislation.
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Finally she says that she was happy with the retirement system and developmental disability waiver issues that will both require more work in the interim.
We will talk with other legislators this week on the new Education accountability bill aimed at helping students be more prepared for life after high school by reducing testing and increasing the overall effectiveness of the school system.