Veteran Senator Eli Bebout Discusses Budgets, Revenue, And Education

Feb 15, 2019

Wyoming Senator Eli Bebout is finishing his 12th legislative session in the Senate after 14 years in the House. He was first elected as a Democrat from Fremont County in 1986.

A few years later he changed to the Republican party and became Speaker of the House. He later became the Republican nominee for Governor and was appointed to the Senate to fill the term of the late Bob Peck. Bebout recently served as Senate President making him the only person to be both Speaker of the House and Senate President. For the second time in his career he is serving as the Senate Appropriations Chairman. He joins Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck to discuss his hard-line stance on spending and what's behind his focus on education spending.