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Day at the Legislature

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Events on the ninth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Jan. 18:

FUEL TAX : The Wyoming House of Representatives gave final approval to a bill that would increase the state fuel tax by a dime a gallon. The bill now goes to the Senate. The House voted 35-to-24 to approve the bill that would raise the fuel tax from its existing rate of 14 cents a gallon up to 24 cents. The hike would raise about $70 million a year for the state highway system and local roads.

SUPERINTENDENT: A bill that would strip the state superintendent of public instruction post of much of its power was introduced in the House. The bill, which has already passed the Senate, was assigned to the House Appropriations Committee. It's likely to come up next week, but no hearing has been scheduled.

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