The House Committee on Minerals, Business and Economic Development voted 9-0 today in favor of a bill to make secret the names of finalists for the job of University of Wyoming president.

House Bill 223 was filed by House Majority Leader Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, after District Judge Jeff Donnell ruled last week the names should be made public.

UW officials testified today that four of eight finalists for UW president withdrew after the judge’s ruling.

Bruce Moats of Cheyenne, the attorney for the newspapers, including the Casper Star-Tribune, which filed the lawsuit to make the names public, argued that the public has a right to information about the people considered for the job of running the state’s only four-year university.

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Well I guess if 4 of the 8 finalists withdrew then they probably had something to hide.


Yep their names ;)

Cowboy Joe
Cowboy Joe

Why is our legislature so against the 1st Amendment freedom of information/press? These are military secrets being requested. Hiding all the info regarding wolf harvests? I understand not releasing the hunters name, but date and location of kill? Sex of animal harvested?

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