CHEYENNE, Wy.(KGWN)- Three bills that follow recommendations of the Governor’s ENDOW Council are moving forward in the Wyoming Senate.
The first bill would approve an investment over $350,000 to broadband expansion projects across the state. The Senate Majority Floor Leader, Drew Perkins, tells us there is conductivity all across the state but their needs to be higher speeds.
The second bill moving on looks at investing in marketing Wyoming Beef internationally, specifically to the Pacific Rim. Sen. Perkins tells us there is a demand and right now states like Idaho are filling it.
Both of these measures head to committee for further consideration.
Another bill that follows a push by the ENDOW Council is the computer science changes. This measure would replace typing classes with computer science. It would also allow students to exchange 1 science credit for computer science.
Sen. Perkins tells us that these moves is about improving retention in the state with our younger generation, providing jobs and the economy that will interest our kids to grow here and be successful here.
The Computer Science bill passed a second reading on Thursday morning and only needs one more successful vote to pass the Senate before heading to the House side.