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Land Sale Debated In Senate

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The Transfer of Lands Bill, passed by the Wyoming House last week, hits the floor of the Senate today.  Teton County Senator Leland Christiansen says it will be meeting a certain amount of opposition there, mostly tied to constitutional issues.  Christiansen says the state attorney general has already written a very clear opinion that this is indeed appropriate and there are a number of different precedents. At the same time, Christiansen says there is also strong support from some very influential sectors that should help sway those Senators who have concerns – including State Treasurer Joe Meyer. The bill passed out of the SenateAgriculture and Public Lands Committee Tuesday evening on a vote of five to zero.  Among those lobbying against the measure are the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association  and several other agricultural groups who don’t believe in expanding federal lands in Wyoming for any reason.

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