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Let's Talk: Muffy Mead-Ferro 02/08/13

Let's Talk: Muffy Mead-Ferro 02/08/13

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House Rejects Hike for Some Hunting License Fees

State lawmakers have rejected another proposal to raise selected hunting license fees. The House voted 52-8 Monday to throw out House Bill 260, which was projected to generate $3.6 million a year for the state Game and Fish Department if it had passed. The bill was a scaled-down version of an earlier proposal that lawmakers rejected earlier to raise fees. Both bills were spurred by concerns that the department will face deep budget cuts if it doesn't fill an $8 million to $9 million annual shortfall by 2015. Game and Fish officials say license fees haven't increased since 2008, but department costs have been rising due to inflation and new legislatively mandated programs. Some lawmakers questioned whether it was the right time to raise fees.

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Treasurer's Office Seeks Owners of Unclaimed Funds

The state has released its annual "Wyoming Windfall" list, the catch name for the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer's Office. Funds that have been held by a company or by another state for a specified number of years and have not or cannot be paid to the owner are then placed in protective custody by the state treasurer. The Unclaimed Property Division safeguards and makes an effort to return the funds to the rightful owner, at no cost to the owner. The money can include un cashed money orders, oil and gas royalties, stocks, bonds and mutual funds. State Treasurer Mark Gordon says the average claim is less than $100, but some owners have claimed $100,000 or more. To check and see if you have a windfall due to you, go to wywindfall.gov.