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.
Corporations committee votes for bill to strip counties of zoning authority over private schools and enable Friess school to be built as planned in Teton County.
Senate committee advances bill to strip county zoning authority over private school as Teton residents rally to support their local land-use plan.
Influential senator is “trusting” of school backers who convinced him of roadblocks, “overreach” by Teton County commissioners.