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Foreign ownership of Wyoming land comes under fire

CHEYENNE — Two bills that would restrict foreign businesses, governments and individuals from owning land in Wyoming came out of the House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Committee on Thursday.

Members of the committee passed the bills after debating, amending and working through them for nearly three hours.

Despite conversations of unconstitutionality, infringing upon property rights and risk of estranging foreign investors, the bills will head to the House floor.

A bill prohibiting ownership of land in the state by certain countries was approved 8-1, and a second bill restricti...

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