- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A push to evaluate the cost and feasibility of the state managing public lands now held by the federal government in Wyoming is advancing in the Legislature.

Senate File 56 commissions a study of a federal land transfer and state management practices. The bill passed the Senate by a 26-4 vote on Friday. It now moves over to the House.

On the House side, there’s already a similar bill to commission a study and require that the federal government transfer title of all federal lands outside the national parks and wilderness areas in the state by 2017.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Lw8Pct) that the House Judiciary Committee endorsed House Bill 209 on a 6-3 vote Friday. It goes to the full House for more debate.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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