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Wyoming lawmakers reject doomsday bill

CHEYENNE – Wyoming lawmakers have voted down legislation to deal with a doomsday scenario, including plans to buy an aircraft carrier and create a state currency.

According to the Star-Tribune in Casper, House Bill 85 was rejected 30-27 by the Wyoming House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The bill was originally created to form a state-run “government continuity task force,” to prepare Wyoming for potential disruptions in food and energy supplies after a complete breakdown of the federal government.

The bill gained national attention after its sponsor, Rep. David Miller, a Republican from Fremont County, pushed for plans for the state to implement its own military draft, standing army and purchase of an aircraft carrier.

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