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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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Rep. Dan Laursen (R, HD-25, Powell), right, the ALEC state chairman for Wyoming, poses for a photo in Phoenix with Sen. Jeff Wasserburger (R, SD-23, Gillette), center, and Senate Revenue Committee Chairman Ray Peterson (R, SD-19, Cowley). The photo was posted on Wasserburger’s Facebook page. (Facebook)

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

The window of Ramaco’s Sheridan office suite. Opponents say the company has not been responsive to their request for meetings about a proposed mine. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

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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On the last day of the 2017 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, the entire House of Representatives retreated behind closed doors to discuss negotiations with its Senate counterparts. Last week, a legislative committee with special secrecy privileges had a closed meeting in this same room at the temporary capitol in the Jonah Business Center in Cheyenne. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

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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From left to right: House Education Committee Chairman David Northrup, House Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration Chairman Albert Sommers, House Revenue Committee Chairman Mike Madden, Senate Revenue Committee Chairman Hank Coe, Senate Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss, Senator Bill Landen (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

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

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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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Greater sage grouse in Wyoming have been hurt by oil and gas drilling, according to a federal study. Even Wyoming’s core-area restrictions will likely result in populations declines, the study says. (Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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.

Sign Up Now For Longmire Talent Show

This year's “Longmire Days” will feature a fun, new event that requires fan participation, so the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is urging those with talent to sign up and show it off during the “Longmire Days Talent Show.

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