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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 29, 2019

Wyoming at 1 p.m.

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COAL EXPORTS-WYOMING

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ Wyoming lawmakers are expressing frustration their state isn’t being more aggressive with legal action against the state of Washington over coal exports. The Wyoming House Judiciary Committee voted 7-2 Tuesday to advance a bill that would allow Wyoming’s legislative branch to sue Washington for denying a permit for a proposed Pacific Ocean coal-shipping terminal. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ DOWNED PLANE-RESCUE _ A Utah family, including 2-year-old twins and a 2-week-old infant, are safe and unharmed after their small plane ran out of fuel and landed in a snow-covered field in a remote area of southwest Wyoming.

_ MEDICAID-WORK _ A proposed bill in the Wyoming Legislature would put work requirements on certain Medicaid and food assistance recipients in the state. Senate File 144 was approved Monday by the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee and sent to the Senate floor.

_ CHAFEE-WYOMING _ Former Rhode Island governor and 2016 presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee says he is spending more time in Wyoming — and is contemplating declaring residency there. Chafee said in emails to The Providence Journal on Monday that his wife, Stephanie, has already declared residency.

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