Area lawmakers assess the session
August 12, 2002
After spending six hurried days finding ways to save the state about $57 million, local legislators gave the special session of the Legislature a mixed review.
"Things could have been worse, things could have been better," Sen. Jon Tester, D-Big Sandy said today. "I thought we did a pretty decent job in the end making some effort to get some things funded."
Republican Gov. Judy Martz called the session to make up for a $57 million deficit in the state budget.
"I think it went as well as we can expect in a short session," Rep. Merlin Wolery, R-Rudyard, said. "I don't think there's any way to...