Sheridan/Johnson County Legislators Take Input At Forum Ahead Of General Session

Kevin Koile - Sheridan Media

With a little more than 1 month before the start of next year’s Wyoming Legislative General Session, the state senators and representatives from Sheridan and Johnson County have been gathering input on issues from their part of the state to take to Cheyenne.

On Tuesday (November 29th) the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee hosted its annual Legislative Forum at Sheridan City Hall.

Senators Dave Kinskey and Bo Biteman along with Representatives Cyrus Western, Mark Jennings and Barry Crago as well as Representative Elect Ken Pendergraft listened to various individuals and officials on issues such as education, local government, health and agriculture to name a few.

Western says many of those who spoke at the forum had at least one specific topic in mind, and it’s one that has been growing in the past few years. 

Cyrus Western

“There’s a real mental health concern here and that covid really put a strain on our mental health services, certainly nationwide, and in Wyoming and specifically here in Sheridan. There is about double the amount of demand for these mental health services. That’s a big concern and the state stepping in and trying to help out with that is certainly a big topic.”

The 8-week Wyoming Legislative General Session is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 10th.

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