Budget reconciliation and new bills
Last updated 5/5/2021 at 12:30pm
The budget came back from conference committee this past week, and as always many of the amendments placed on the budget during hearings in the Senate and House had been stripped out. None of mine, because all of my amendments added money to fix roads and those didn't even make it to the conference committee. But what did come out that I particularly cared about was the money to fund body cameras for state patrol.
You may recall a bill that passed late last year requiring body cameras for law enforcement officers at all levels – but it excluded state patrol because the state "couldn't aff...