Changes to Wyoming Attorney General fail introductory vote

CHEYENNE, Wy.(KGWN)- Changes the Attorney General position will not be moving forward in this year’s Legislative session.

A measure sponsored by Laramie/Goshen County Senator Bouchard would have made the Attorney General an elected position by the people rather than appointed by the Governor.

However, the bill failed to gain enough support to pass the 2/3 introductory vote to move forward.

Sen. Bouchard says he was disappointed that the majority wasn’t with him but said the good news is he knows where the votes lie in the Senate, and will bring the measure back in the General Session. In that session a bill will not need a 2/3 vote.

Wyoming is one of 6 states that allow the Governor to appoint the Attorney General.

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