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.
The Attorney General’s office says it doesn’t have authority to help counties pursue back taxes. Legislators hope they “don’t have to hear that answer again.”
The Legislature, in collaboration with industry-insiders, has passed a raft of industry-friendly legislation. Now the state waits to see who comes.