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Legislation allowing border wall funding and sanctuary city transportation heads to Senate

The Wyoming Senate in session on Thursday, Jan. 27. (YouTube)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Legislation allowing Wyoming to assist Texas, Arizona and Florida in their efforts to build a border wall and transport migrants to sanctuary cities is headed to the Senate floor for debate and approval.

Senate File 166 narrowly passed in the Senate Appropriations meeting yesterday afternoon, 3–2, with Sens. Jim Anderson, Dave Kinskey and Tim Salazar voting for and Sens. Mike Gierau and Tara Nethercott voting against.

If adopted by lawmakers, the state would provide $5.25 million to Arizona, Texas and Florida to aid their construction of a border wall. Wyoming would also assist with transporting migrants out of those states to sanctuary cities across the country.

The file was scheduled for a floor session this morning, but has not been discussed by senators as of 3:40 p.m.