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Wed November 7, 2012
Wyoming Voters Approve Health Care Constitutional Amendment
Wyoming voters have endorsed a state constitutional amendment specifying that competent adults have the right to make their own health care decisions.
Proponents had pushed the amendment to voice opposition to the federal Affordable Care Act. They say they still see a place for the amendment despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer that upheld portions of the federal law.
Voters on Tuesday also endorsed an amendment specifying that the state will preserve citizens' opportunities to hunt, fish and trap.
The outcome of a third amendment to expand the powers of district court commissioners was unclear late Tuesday and because the vote was so close, the state canvassing board will have to determine if it passed.