Robert McKim resigned due to health reasons earlier this month. The names of Evan Simpson, Taylor Allred and Larry Lawton have been turned over to the State Republican Party for review before the Lincoln County Commission makes the final decision.
“We are grateful to Rep. McKim and his family for his service to the State of Wyoming. He has represented the good people of Lincoln County with a level of graciousness the past eight years that is a credit to our state. We wish him much success and happiness in all his future endeavors. The House Agriculture Committee will continue to be in good hands with Chairman Hunt,” – Speaker of the Wyoming House Steve Harshman
School funding has been one of the hot topics for the 2017 Legislative Session with schools facing a $400 million shortfall in each of the next two years.
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A tax of 90 cents per pack has passed the Wyoming House and will now travel over to the Senate.
Cuts to programs have been the theme for the 2017 legislative session.
Dan Dockstader reports from Cheyenne as the 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session continues this week. Listen to his daily report for January 23, 2017 here. Follow the session on the official website here.
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Agencies are in the process of “callbacks” where more pointed questions are asked in regards to budget cuts.