Lawmakers say a special session is likely
While area legislators have different opinions about how the Legislature performed this year, they agree on a couple of issues.
One is that while the state's long-term problems were not solved in the session, some good laws were passed.
Another is that a special session may be needed by next year to tackle the budget again if the economy doesn't improve.
Senate Minority Leader Jon Tester, D-Big Sandy, said his main concern is funding programs in the Department of Public Health and Human Services next year. If the economy doesn't grow enough to provide more revenue next year, reduced state s...