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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The budget bill pending in the state Legislature would require more lawmaker oversight of the University of Wyoming. Under the provision, the school’s trustees would have to report on a range of policies, including installation of permanent art work. It comes after controversy over an installation perceived as critical of the energy industry.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Senate has rejected a move to weaken teacher accountability in Wyoming’s ongoing education reform effort. The rejected measure would have dropped a provision designed to hold specific teachers accountable for student performance. Advocates of the provision say it’s an important part of the state’s efforts to overhaul its educational system.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Campbell County school trustees have rehired the district’s superintendent through June 30, 2016. Superintendent Richard Strahorn was first hired July 1, 2004. The Gillette News-Record reports he’s making $187,000 this year. Trustees will consider his salary after determining salaries for the district’s classified and certified employees in the coming months.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming man has claimed the $120,000 Montana Cash jackpot from the Jan. 30 drawing. Montana Lottery officials say Rex Hubbell of Lovell bought his winning ticket at Rockvale Travel Plaza in Joliet. He and his wife travel from Lovell to Billings once a month and he picked up a Montana Cash ticket on their visit in January. They claimed their winnings on Tuesday.

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