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House Speaker Steve Harshman, R-Casper, smiles during the opening day of the 65th Wyoming Legislature’s 40-day general session in 2019. Harshman spoke out Wednesday against a bill that sought to elect candidates for UW’s board of trustees.

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will continue to be selected through gubernatorial appointment after House Bill 83 failed introduction Wednesday.

The bill — which died in a 43 to 16 vote in the Wyoming Legislature’s House — laid out a plan to shrink the board, cut term lengths, and publicly elect trustee candidates.

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