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Wyoming can’t afford to manage its public lands

on its own

Editor:

I saw a Taylor Haynes quote in the Casper Star-Tribune, where he ‘insisted that the federal government has no right to public land in Wyoming and will hand them over if the state insists’. If you truly believe this, you are not fit to be our governor. The Federal Government owned all of the land and WY was given the land to fund schools. WY receives PILT payments. Do you really think that WY has any chance of managing the lands the Feds now own? We are cutting education so it is very doubtful that we could afford to hire a bunch of people to manage them. Perhaps you think that they could be sold to the highest bidder. The problem with that is we would lose the hunting, fishing and recreation that supports a lot of people and WY residents enjoy.

KATHIE BRADSHAW, Laramie

KATHIE BRADSHAW, Laramie

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