Bridges to a Better Government: That’s all, folks!

Legislative year comes to a close with the best education budget in state history!

That’s all, folks! On July 10, the special legislative session came to a close and we adjourned for the year. I am happy to report the Legislature was able to complete its work on the 2015-17 operating and capital budgets, as well as the bills related to those budgets.

As a wrap-up, I wanted to offer you my impressions of the session and the operating budget, as well as highlight some important bills that passed the Legislature.

Also… The new budget provides $176,000 for the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council to conduct a siting study for small modular reactors (SMRs). This language was originally in Senate Bill 5115, which I introduced earlier this year.

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