The Wyoming Legislature is about ready to start its 20-day budget session. The budget session has always been a disappointment for me. The reasons are time and money. Only one day is used to explain the approximately $3 billion that is proposed to be spent by the governor first then JAC. The requests that do detail the budget proposals come in thousands of pages of agency requests. It is more than can be understood without questioning many of the requests. Legislative leadership always says we can ask questions as long as we want. But we are given one day to ask questions, but by 7:00 p.m., after 8+ hours of debate, it is more than one can absorb. After we adjourn, some legislators still have committee meetings to attend, along with agency heads, staff and members of the public who have been patiently waiting. Is one day enough time to really understand all the funding needs of all agencies, cities and counties, education, etc.? Is it fair to citizens who are trying to follow the budget discussion?