Special legislative session probably won’t happen till end of summer

Sheridan's Senator Bo Biteman believes the federal government is grossly underpaying counties for their federal lands. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Bo Biteman, Wyoming state senator, says Wyoming’s Legislature probably won’t have a special session until the end of summer.

The special session was a focus of one of the questions from Biteman’s audience Tuesday when he was guest speaker at the Sheridan County Republican Women’s luncheon at Kendrick Park.

He said legislators are waiting to see how the first round goes of stimulus grants for businesses.

Biteman said the recent shutdown of businesses in Wyoming because of the coronavirus has hurt a lot of small businesses. Some of them, he said, may not even come back.

Some opted to sit or stand in the sun rather than in the pavilion at the meeting in Kendrick Park. (Phoo by Pat Blair)

He said within an hour of being announced, more than half of the CARE money Wyoming received was already spoken for.

He said we have to get Wyoming’s economy going again, get businesses opened and get people back to work.

Touching on other issues, Biteman said Wyoming’s Legislature has a spending problem and needs to start cutting that spending.

He also said he’s opposed to expansion of Medicaid, saying it’s a drain on the economies of states that have authorized expansion.



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  1. People who feel absolutely secure in their financial future and continued health insurance would see Medicaid expansion as undesirable. We wouldn’t want to spend precious dollars on people in need. God forbid we “drain the economy” taking care of our own.

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