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Enzi Proposes Tax Collection

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that a bipartisan group of ten senators are introducing legislation today that would give states the option to collect the sales taxes they are owed under current law from out-of-state businesses, rather than rely on consumers to pay those taxes to the states—the method of tax collection to which they are now restricted. 

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BLM Wind Development

A program analyst with the BLM office in Cheyenne, Mike Valle (Val-EE') spoke to the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative in Rawlins about the study on Monday. He said a wind study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is too broad and the BLM wants to more specifically identify the best areas.

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Gray Wolf Protection Potentially Changes

A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is considering a proposal to remove federal protections from gray wolves in the state possibly as soon as next year. A legislative committee is meeting in Thermopolis on Tuesday to consider proposed changes to the state's wolf-management plan. Gov. Matt Mead and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this summer reached an agreement over how to turn wolf management over to the state.