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Pot Penalties Could Expand

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WyoFile.com- The Joint Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider two bills that could close an edible marijuana “loophole,” clearing the way for more felony pot prosecut

Could Bannon’s Prince Disrupt Wyoming’s GOP?

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WyoFile.com-A former chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party said Erik Prince and his anti-establishment backer, Steve Bannon, don’t understand Wyoming, and their entry into a senate race could damage political discourse here.

Lawmakers Skip Revenue Meeting for Phoenix Convention

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WyoFile.com- Three lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Committee missed a committee meeting about new options for the state’s fiscal situation in Buffalo in order to attend a convention on changing the U.S. Constitution in Phoenix last week.

Residents Worry State Coal Ambitions Overshadow Public Input

WyoFile.com- A seven-member state council, with two members recusing themselves, is slated to decide the fate of a controversial new coal mine permit when it convenes today in Cheyenne.

Legislature’s Auditing Committee Works Behind Closed Doors

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WyoFile.com- Lawmakers last Wednesday voted to withhold from the public a report on the effectiveness of a state program for treating developmental disabilities in children.

Bebout: “Silent Majority”Opposes Tax Increases

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WyoFile.com- The powerful president of the Wyoming Senate, who led successful opposition to new revenue for education four months ago, told key lawmakers last week he remains opposed to new taxes.

New-Carbon Jobs May Not Rescue State’s Coffers

WyoFile.com- For a state wanting to diversify its economy to reduce dependence on the energy industry, any venture that would bring new jobs seems like a good thing. But whether new jobs help or hurt Wyoming’s constricting revenue pool would depend on who fills them, various government officials say.

Coal lawyers try to stifle citizens’ comments against mine

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WyoFile.com- Dr. David Bagley, the chairman of the Environmental Quality Council, overruled Ramaco lawyers’ objections and said the four area residents would be allowed to testify in the proceedings on the mine permit.

Johnson County Nonprofits, Others Urged To Apply For Grants

Nonprofit organizations in Johnson County are encouraged to apply for grant funding from the Hazel Patterson Memorial Donor Advised Fund through the Wyoming Community Foundation.

Rearing captive sage grouse could offset losses, True says

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WyoFile.com -The newest member of Wyoming’s sage grouse team said he would seek to use grouse raised at his bird farm to offset or mitigate the effects of development, if farm rearing is successful.

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