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Ballot initiative intended to cut property taxes in half awaits certification

JACKSON - Brent Bien has high hopes for his ballot initiative that could cut Wyoming property taxes in half for homeowners. And he's one step closer to getting it in front of voters to make it state law.

Joined by co-applicants Cheryl Aguilar and Rich Weber, Bien turned in 644 petition booklets to the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office for certification Thursday.

"We're anxious to hear the results here in a couple of months," said Bien, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate who spearheaded the effort.

The three organizers have been working with more than 300 volunteers since October to...

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