As measures empowering Gov. Mark Gordon to negotiate what might be $1B acquisition progress divisions emerge among politicos jostling for control over the purchasing process and even the eventual management of lands
As fossil-fuel income declines, draft legislation could generate more revenue for education by leasing state lands for construction projects.
Gordon allows “flawed” legislation limiting county authority to become law with an explanatory letter but not his signature. It was backed by a one-time political rival.
Local control argument falls to desire to exempt private schools from county zoning plans like public schools.
Committee of the Whole passes Friess school bill 31-24 in first of three tests on House floor.