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Our View: State should support its residents


With the Wyoming Legislature convening in Cheyenne to debate the state’s upcoming budget, we hope the legislators put Wyoming’s residents first and avoid cutting programs that benefit the 580,000 residents.

Most importantly, the legislature should avoid using the Abandon Mine Lands funding coming to the state for uses outside of their intended purpose in mitigating and reclaiming former mines. When the funding was announced, $242 million immediately and up to $350 million in the next few years, the governor and a few legislators acted like funds were free money, with early suggested use...

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