Much of the discussion during the hour was focused on the budget, bringing transportation dollars into Fremont County and what is left in the session.
Grantham said during the break, he will be looking into bringing money from the Faster Fees program into the county to do work, especially on the U.S. 50 corridor. "There's a whole lot left hanging out there," Sen. Kevin Grantham said. "We're going to be very busy the next 19 days."
Grantham also spoke to the Daily Record about the status of the Department of Corrections and the possibility of more prison closures.
"We obviously have the largest concentration (of prisons and prisoners)," he said. "We're going to constantly be in the bull's eye for closures." He said that as part of the budget package, funding was allotted to a study of DOC operations statewide. "As the (prison) population continues to decline, we're going to have to decide what's next," he said. "Right now, we're just sort of closing facilities without any larger picture."
He said, after the study, it is possible there will be additional closures, but the system could be contracted and centralized in toward Fremont County.
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