October Joint Transportation Report

The Joint Transportation Committee met in Casper on Monday, October 22. There were a few topics of general interest for counties on the agenda, the biggest of those being the modernization and maintenance of the Revenue Information System (RIS). This system is currently used by county clerks and county treasurers for vehicle titling, license plates, title searches, lien filing, etc.

September Committee Meetings

Welcome to the last days of summer. The beginning of autumn corresponds with a frenetic schedule of interim committee meetings. Four committees met this week right on top of each other (Appropriations, Judiciary, Corporations and Revenue). I attended Corporations and Revenue, along with several Commissioners. Following is a brief recap of those meetings.

Spring Committees, Part 2

As promised, here’s a quick update of the activities of other interim committees that have met this spring. Joint Corporations met May 21 – 22 and covered several topics of interest, including elections, open meetings, and others. As usual with this particular committee, they voted to draft something like 15 or more bills (I lost count) to look at in the fall...

Spring Committees, Part 1

Time to catch up on committee interim work for the spring. It’s been a little halting in terms of topics and attendance, so rather than four separate reports, the following covers the relevant activities of Joint Revenue and Joint Transportation. Part 2 will cover Minerals and Corporations Committee meetings.

2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

Settle in for the long legislative wrap-up: The 64th Legislature adjourned sine die, to use the technical term only us political nerds know. (Sine die (adverb). Latin. Without fixing a day for future meeting or action). The 65th legislature will meet in general session beginning on January 8, 2019. More than likely that session will occur again in the Jonah Building as Capitol renovations…

December Joint Revenue Report

High drama at the Joint Revenue Committee meeting the last two days. I mean “high drama” in the nerdy, I don’t have a life sort of way, but still....
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