Tongue and Cheek Bills Don't Sit Well With Representative Madden

Representative Mike Madden
Representative Mike Madden

In the midst of fine tuning a budget for the State of Wyoming for the next two years, there have been some rather odd pieces of legislation that have made headlines during this year's legislative budget session. First was the somewhat obvious backhanded gesture of telling the Feds to keep out of Wyoming's business by proposing that the Federal Government declare Central Park in New York City a wilderness area, so that wolves and other endangered species could be introduced into the park.

While the Central Park bill may have been a spoof, the infamous “Doomsday Bill” passed two readings in the House before failing by one vote to move on to the Senate. Representative Mike Madden isn't too pleased with the tomfoolery of some of his colleagues.

Madden says that actions by a few legislators is what creates a negative misconception to the constituents.

The “Doomsday Bill” is a study that would have looked at ways that the state could have been self sustaining if a national government failure were to occur. Representative David Miller of Riverton was the bill's sponsor.

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