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Amendment moves AML money from roads to UW construction

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Developments on the 11th day of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne:

HIGHWAYS: The Senate approved an amendment to move $30 million in federal abandoned mine lands money from highway projects to building projects at the University of Wyoming.

ELK LICENSES: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would repeal the limitation on the number of elk licenses a hunter may have. State law currently sets the limit at two per season, but proponents of the bill say it's necessary to kill more cow elk in some areas to avoid overpopulation.

SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time approved a bill that would allow state authorities to raise the speed limit on certain highways to 80 mph.

DOOMSDAY BILL: The House shot down a bill that would have created a task force to consider how Wyoming could continue to operate, including possibly issuing its own currency, in the event of a failure of the federal government.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: The House for the third time approved a bill that would remove time restrictions for counting second and subsequent convictions for simple battery against a family member to enhance penalties against offenders.

ARCTIC REFUGE: The House for the third time approved a resolution calling on Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, development and production.

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