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By David Martin

Exemption may be overused


As a journalist, one thing I’ve always struggled with is the employee exemption in Wyoming’s open meetings laws.

I’m not saying it should be stricken out, but I’ve always had the feeling it’s invoked more than should be necessary.

Back in college, how it was explained to me was like this: Say there’s a public employee who isn’t doing their job as well as they should. The position is one that’s appointed by a governing body and that group has the power to hire and fire. After being talked to about it and going through the steps in place to address the issue, nothing changes...

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