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Wyoming ranked 49th out of 50 states for open government and transparency in a comprehensive policy report compiled by the Center for Public Integrity. (Center for Public Integrity)

Wyoming flunks open government test

Wyoming’s government could be more transparent and work harder to ensure existing ethics laws are properly enforced.

That was the conclusion of the State Integrity Report, a nationwide analysis released this month that tracks open government policies in each U.S.

The Bureau of Land Management oversees the Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area south of Rawlins.  The Wyoming County Commissioners Association wants to resolve the fate of wilderness study areas and will launch a statewide reclassification effort that could take more than three years to complete. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

Counties: Move on wilderness study areas

The state’s county commissioners plan to give Congress a Wyoming blueprint on whether more than 750,000 acres of roadless federal wilderness study areas should be preserved or reclassified, possibly for development.

Commissioners are focused on making “long-term, locally driven decisions”