Wyoming: Change on the Range

They laughed at Clifford Hansen when he first declared for Governor of Wyoming in 1918. Admittedly, he was only six at the time. Nonetheless, it was not his precocity but his stutter that drew guffaws from cowhands on the 4,200-acre family spread near Jackson. Today Governor Clifford Hansen no longer stutters, and to many of his fellow Republicans his policies are no laughing matter, either. In a state where Republican Governors are traditionally ultraconservative, Hansen has been acting suspiciously like a moderate.

In the three years since he went to the Governor's mansion...

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