62nd Legislative Session Adjourns
The 62nd Legislative session adjourned 88 days into the 90 day session last night. Legislators made final decisions on several bills before closure. They agreed Thursday on a method to fund K through 12 education. The plan redistributes about 18 million of oil and gas revenue and gives public schools a small funding increase to help cover the cost of inflation. Bill sponsor, Senator Ryan Zinke says the legislature heard several plans and has to make concessions to get to this point.
A bill some lawmakers say would have generated more than 25 hundred jobs failed to get votes it needed from the house to make it to the governor's desk. The "Bonding Bill" would have authorized the state to sell nearly 100 million worth of bonds for the construction of new state buildings.