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Locally Significant Bills Pass To Senate

Three key bills for Teton County have seen all three readings in the House of Representatives and have been referred to the Senate for action.  Representative Ruth Ann Petroff says the “Transfer of State Lands Bill,” the “Energy Improvement Program Bill,” and the “City/County Consolidation Bill” all have seen final reading in the House now.  The first bill will allow the state to consummate its deal with the federal government for the sale of lands inside Grand Teton National Park while Petroff says the second would lead to better economy for the state’s citizens. The Consolidation bill would also lead to economy by allowing cities and counties with identical services to be unified as a single government entity, rather than duplicating services. The Wyoming Legislature has until Wednesday to complete work on bills introduced in the respective houses, and must pass them on to their counterparts on the opposite side of the capitol for consideration or the bills will die.

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