Jackson energy symposium drawing many

Cheyenne, WY – Legislative leaders from 15 states say they will attend the energy symposium in Jackson that Wyoming state government is sponsoring this fall.

House Speaker Colin Simpson, R-Cody, sponsored legislation to fund the symposium scheduled for Oct. 25-27 in Jackson. He says he's pleased that representatives from all the states that were invited have agreed to attend.

Wyoming originally budgeted $450,000 for the meeting. Lawmakers later reduced that by 10 percent in keeping with overall state budget cuts.

Many Wyoming lawmakers plan to attend the meeting. Much of the state funding will go to cover travel and lodging for legislators from 13 other Western states and North Dakota who have also agreed to come.