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SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature will be taking a fresh look at the state's domestic violence laws when it meets next month in Cheyenne. The Joint Judiciary Interim Committee studied the issues in the interim and discovered a few discrepancies across violence laws Its work has resulted in several proposed bills that would change some penalties for domestic violence, stalking and strangulation.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled this week to discuss recommendations from a study of the college's student housing. The 10-year housing plan recommends the university tear down two of its residence halls and heavily renovate four others. The total price tag could come to $245.4 million.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming law enforcement officials would like to see stricter penalties for people who flee from police. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - New revenue forecasts predict increasing oil patch activity in Wyoming will generate more tax revenue for the state's depleted coffers. But the bump in oil tax revenue isn't near enough to counter the current and expected continued decline in coal and natural gas revenue. The Wyoming Legislature meets next month to craft a new state budget.

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