A Day at the 2019 General Session

A Day at the 2019 General Session

The 65th Wyoming Legislature only has 5 days remaining in the 2019 General Session. Sheridan Media’s Rustin Burr is in the state’s Capital and provided a report from his first day.

After arriving in Cheyenne at around noon Wednesday, I made my way to the Jonah Building, which is the temporary home for the state until the Capital Construction project is completed later this summer. During the afternoon, I observed the Committee of the Whole meet on both the Senate and the House sides. I also was able to touch base with our local delegation.

It was a long day for the legislators as they were tasked with trying to finish up bills in committees and send them on to the General File, so that the bodies can vote on whether or not to advance them further. All bills that did not report out of committee Wednesday are now dead.

In addition to my observations, I was able to speak with some of the Senate Leadership on topics such as their thoughts on the session, what their duties are as leadership, and bills that are on their radar. Later, I spoke with Governor Mark Gordon about his first few weeks in the position, some bills that he has signed into law, and what his goals are for the year. Finally, I spoke with Sheridan’s Representative for House District 51, Cyrus Western.

Stay tuned for more details on my trip to the legislative session and make sure to tune into Newstalk 930AM KROE or 103.9FM Friday morning at 9 for my special Open Line Public Pulse show, live from the capital.

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