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By David Martin

Wyoming politicians wants state to have its cake and eat it too


September 16, 2020

I’m a lifelong resident of Wyoming and the older I get; the more certain inconsistencies seem to become evident.

For example, local and state leaders often talk about the need to diversify the economy, but continue to double down on the minerals industry that has historically provided the state and many of its communities with what can only be described as giant piles of cash. It’s a state with leaders who often shun federal assistance, but is extremely dependent on federal spending. It’s a state that has invested heavily in education, especially through the Hathaway Scholarship progr...

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