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Wyoming lawmaker pay boost falters

CASPER – The Legislature’s Management Council advanced a bill Thursday that would allow lawmakers and their dependents to enroll in the state employees’ group health insurance plan.

The council also moved along a bill to create an independent commission that would review compensation for lawmakers, but it killed legislation that would have boosted lawmaker salaries.

The proposed bills come amid increasing workloads for lawmakers and concern that inadequate compensation bars people from serving in the Legislature.

Some lawmakers consider the health insurance component to be the biggest game-cha...

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