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Second Briefing Held

Posted: Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The second legislative briefing of the year was held Saturday at the Washington County Courthouse. Representatives Jarad Klein and Dave Heation and Senators Sandy Greiner and Rich Taylor were in attendance. Each legislator presented opening remarks and then answered questions from citizens. This week is funnel week, meaning that bills must come out of subcommittee this week in order to see the floor.

In his opening remarks, Heaton stated that he used a City of Washington ordinance as a model regarding the requirement to clean homes where meth labs have been found and notify the next buyer.

Taylor stated that the Senate has set allowable growth for schools at 6% while the House has yet to set anything. He believes zero percent is better than nothing, because schools could then budget for it.

The legislators also discussed drones, mental health programs and rural broadband, among other topics. To listen to the complete briefing click here.