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Land Sale Back To The House

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House Bill 156 to authorize the sale of 1400 acres of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the Interior Department is now headed back to the House for concurrence on minor amendments made in a Senate Committee.  The bill was passed on third reading in the Senate yesterday despite the efforts of one senator to derail it in its final reading.  However, Senator Cale Case of Fremont County was quick to point out that the bill addresses the obligations the state leaders have both to the state and the national constitutions with an arrangement he said would probably never come again. Case went on that the measure allows the state to put away money for the trust beneficiaries in state education while at the same time preserving the land for the American public.  The bill passed 28 to 2.  Consideration of the amendments in the House is not expected until late this week.

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