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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

State Fair hears public feedback on budget changes


September 28, 2017

Marcus Huff

Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich takes questions and listens to concerns during a listening session in Basin on Tuesday. Facing budget cuts, the State Fair is taking recommendations from taxpayers on future changes.

BASIN – Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich met with around two dozen interested fair goers and members of the local agriculture community in Basin on Tuesday, to hear ideas concerning the annual event, and discuss the impact of state budget cuts to the fair program.

The program is part of a state-wide "listening session" program, to gather input from taxpayers.

The State Fair is budgeted under the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and both fair operations and related capital construction projects are funded through both state general funds and special revenue. Overall, since 199...

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