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Douglas Budget: Willox Testifies to U.S. Senate

Converse County Commission Chairman Jim Willox (R-Douglas) testified last week before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. Willox testified on how Washington can make the federal highway program work more efficiently for rural states like Wyoming. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced him. “Jim has a great understanding of the importance of transportation at the county level,” Barrasso said. “As chairman, Jim is responsible for balancing a large rural Wyoming county budget while also trying to meet the transportation demands of energy production in Converse County.” During the hearing, Barrasso also stressed how our national highway system is a critical link to rural communities throughout the nation, especially Wyoming. “These are roads that bring tourists to Wyoming’s spectacular national forests and parks. These are roads that folks travel hours just to get to the next town. The abili... Read More