State lawmakers skeptical of $1m suicide hotline request
December 18, 2019
By Seth Klamann
Via Wyoming News Exchange
CASPER — Wyoming is the only state in America that doesn’t have a local affiliate to the national suicide prevention hotline, and lawmakers were skeptical Monday of a $1 million request to change that.
“We can do this a whole lot better,” said Rep. Bob Nicholas, the Republican co-chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee, which holds the state’s purse strings. “To me, you’re throwing money before you’re throwing your brains at it.”
That sentiment was echoed by Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, the other chairma...