Following years of discussing, and rejecting, expansion with lesser incentives, Wyoming lawmakers are now giving it serious consideration.
The majority of the state legislators and many members of the public who attended the start of the 66th Wyoming Legislature in the state Capitol defied Gov. Gordon’s face covering order.
As measures empowering Gov. Mark Gordon to negotiate what might be $1B acquisition progress divisions emerge among politicos jostling for control over the purchasing process and even the eventual management of lands
Lawmakers sponsoring the measures tied the proposal to the Laurie Nichols saga, the “poor optics” that came after and other controversies involving the UW board of trustees.
Now the question becomes how far the Legislature should and will go to protect Wyoming against upheaval in its longtime king industries — oil, gas and coal.