Legislators Meet with JC Commissioners

Legislators Meet with JC Commissioners

State Senators Mike Madden and John Schiffer met with the Johnson County Commission on Tuesday and gathered the commission's concerns for the upcoming Legislative session. Aaron Palmer has the report.

Discussed were consensus funding, which Schiffer said was unlikely to change this biennium.

Legislation concerning livestock and animals running at large was discussed.

A possible increase in the fuel tax was discussed, with Commissioner Gerald Fink saying he feels a new tax will help with road upkeep in the county, but he has heard from county residents that are in favor of and opposed to the new tax.

A bill to be introduced would amend county road speed regulations, cleaning up verbiage and changing the default speed limit from 65 mph to 45 mph on non-paved roads, and keeping the speed limit at 65 mph on paved roads.

Senator Schiffer did tell the Commission to be aware that the state is looking at the possibility of adding another District Judge to serve Sheridan and Johnson Counties. Schiffer wanted the Commission to be aware of the fact when planning the proposed new courtrooms at the new criminal justice center.

Senators Madden and Schiffer will take the County's concerns with them to the Legislative Session that convenes early next year.

From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer for sheridanmedia.com news.

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