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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says Wyoming's budget woes aren't a bad as predicted, but he says the state still faces challenges with funding its public K-12 school system. Mead said Wednesday that the state general fund is exceeding projections by about $70 million.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. House and Senate committees were holding simultaneous hearings Wednesday on bills to revise the law and limit lengthy and costly litigation associated with it.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against Wyoming contends the state violates the civil rights of women by denying them access to a corrections boot camp that provides young male offenders an alternative to incarceration. Taylor Blanchard is suing on behalf of herself and other women who would be eligible for the program if it were not for their gender.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A horse in northeast Wyoming has tested positive for West Nile virus. Dr. Marshall Kohr of the Animal Medical Center in Gillette said a horse under their treatment was wobbly and unsteady and a lab test confirmed it had West Nile.

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