Revenue Committee To Meet In Buffalo Sept. 12-13

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

The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Revenue Committee will be meeting in Buffalo September 12 and 13 to discuss a number of topics covering educational funding, taxes and how to generate more revenue from the state, to become less dependent on the state's mineral industry.

State Representative Mike Madden (R-Buffalo) recently sat down with Sheridan Media to discuss the upcoming meetings and to review the recent committee meetings in Thermopolis earlier this month.

A recent downturn in the mineral industry has produced a funding dilemma for education in the state. Madden said the main focus of these meetings is to hopefully figure out a better or a sustainable alternative funding source for education in the state, which currently relies on the mineral industry for its funding.

Madden said the most volatile source of revenue in the state comes from mineral production, and minerals in turn pay for education and schools in the state. That formula has led to the current funding shortfall that needs to be addressed.

We will have more stories detailing the conversation with Representative Madden in upcoming stories.

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