Madden Discusses Contentious Legislative Session

State Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo.
State Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo.

Earlier this month State Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo completed his 6th budget session, which was his 12th legislative session overall, and said that although every session varies from one year to the next, this one was an outlier from all of the rest he has been a part of, because no one had any idea of the budget session's outcome until the very end.

Madden, in an interview with Sheridan Media, said one reason for that is because everyone in the Legislature seems to work better when the state isn't short of money.

Madden said this year's budget session used 3 days left over from last year's general session.
The Wyoming Constitution allows 40 days for the Legislature to conduct its business for every two year cycle, and the legislature usually tries to adjourn after the 36th day during the general session in case the extra days are needed during the budget session.

He also said the other issue was contention between the house and senate on both the general budget and educational funding.

We will have Madden's take on those issues in upcoming stories.

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