Kinner Says He Feels 'Okay' With Legislative Session

Sheridan County's newest state representative, Mark Kinner, said he doesn't feel “good” about the legislative session recently ended, but he does feel “okay” with what happened.

He made his comments this week during a guest appearance, along with Rep. Mike Madden of Buffalo, on Sheridan Media's morning talk show, Public Pulse.

He credited Madden with doing a, quote, “awesome job” in helping develop a funding formula for the municipalities and counties that were most affected by reductions in sales and real estate taxes. He said Wyoming has 99 municipalities and 23 counties.

As for schools, he said that in the first year of the coming biennium, the Legislature will reduce expenses by 1 percent, and in the second year by 1.4 percent. He said there are concerns over that. But he said the new fiscal year starts on July 1, and the Legislature will be back in session in January, so there will be opportunities for adjustments if needed.