State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

State legislators, including Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke (speaking) and Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart (right) speak to the media on the issue of public land management.

State legislators, including Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke (speaking) and Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart (right) speak to the media on the issue of public land management.

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states. Late on Friday afternoon, those lawmakers held a joint press conference to publicly voice their support for a state takeover of federally-managed public lands.

But how likely is it that any public lands will change hands? KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham has more.

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