One of Sheridan County's state legislators checked in with Sheridan Media's News Director Leslie Stratmoen this morning to give a report on this week's activities during the legislative budget session at the Capitol in Cheyenne. Here's the story.
State Representative Rosie Berger of Big Horn said she and her fellow legislators have been busy this week working on the budget. She said they finished the second reading of the budget on Wednesday, and there were 83 amendments in the House. So that was a long 12-hour day. But when I talked with her early this morning, she said, they still have 45 amendments to work through.
As for the guns in schools bills, she said she wants to hear more debate. But, she's leaning toward the House bill that would allow authorized school staff, only, to bring a gun to school and keep the weapon in a safe, locked box. And, she said, the SLIB bill which is important to the local communities of Dayton and Ranchester, because it would advance grants for natural gas pipelines into rural communities, passed the House and now goes to the Senate for debate.