After a public hearing Wednesday, Scott County commissioners voted to approve a one-year needle exchange.
Of the dozen or so attendees at the public hearing Tuesday, almost all worked for the Department of Revenue. Only one person got up to speak.
Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson said she believes the public meetings are merely partisan efforts.
The House Elections and Apportionment Committee approved the bill, which already passed the senate.
The public gets an opportunity Tuesday night to discuss plans to expand the Monroe County Convention Center.