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By Steven R. Peck
Riverton Ranger 

Guest Editorial: Leave 'legals' alone


October 22, 2020

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers.

This time the target is the publication of the salaries of local government employees. A bill changing state law so that those no longer have to be published is in the works. A committee passed it in September.

As it stands now, our taxpayer-funded municipal governments, county governments and public school districts must, at the very least, publish a list of positions and how much the people who hold them are paid. In some cases the actual names of the jobholders must be published, as well....

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