By Peter O'Dowd
Laramie, Wyo. – Despite some disappointments, Governor Dave Freudenthal says this year's budget session is going well.
For the most part, the governor says lawmakers have heeded his advice to reign in spending.
"I think in general we have stayed within revenues," Freudenthal told reporters. "I say that cautiously because obviously there are still some bills running around up there that may or may not make it."
But the governor also says the session has yielded some disappointments. He points to a failed health insurance pilot program and a plan to manage coal-bed methane water that was shot down after getting loaded up with amendments.
"There's this quantum of amendments that once it gets loved to death, it just finally dies," he says.
As for successes, Freudenthal says he will sign the bill that makes dog-fighting a felony.