Before budget talk begins this week, we take a look back at some of the bills that were brought forward during the first week of the 2012 Legislative session.
While there were more than 100, and plenty that warrant attention, a couple that everyone knew would be big going in were redistricting and wolf delisting. Sheridan Rep. Rosie Berger tells us about redistricting progress.
The redistricting plan moves on to committee in the senate for approval for this week. As for the issue of wolves, Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's plan passed first committee hearing last week.
Other issues that came up last week included a proposal to change the state's retirement system and HB60 that dealt with local governments setting rules for open carry of weapons. Both of those failed because there simply wasn't the time to discuss and amend such large bills, Berger said. Tune-in for more from Rep. Berger on Wednesday, as they begin work on the budget Tuesday.