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Legislature agrees to take a look at unequal recreation funding around the state

Mar 31, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  Mike Harris, Dave Flory and Rachel Ratliff were responsible for my math education in high school.
So I know that $147,096 is not equal to $645,385.
That is ... [more]

Urbigkeit coverage welcomed

Mar 29, 2015 - Louis Rinderling, Laramie:  Editor:
I write in appreciation of the thoughtful treatment given by your newspaper to the memory and legacy of Ralph Urbigkeit.
I did not know Mr. Urbigkeit ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Paying our 'electeds'

Mar 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasing compensation for our leaders is a worthy topic for the legislative interim

The Wyoming Legislature did two things right this year in its ... [more]

State passes on purchase of Chief Washakie art

Mar 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead said the state will not purchase a series of paintings depicting the life of Chief Washakie for display at the Capitol after the building ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State senator resigns seat
DOUGLAS -- Republican Party leaders in Converse and Platte counties have nominated three people to fill the state Senate seat ... [more]

New law mandates buffer zone for cyclists

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The so-called "3-foot law" passed by the Wyoming Legislature already is in effect in two dozen other states.

A bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Fretting about firing squads

Mar 13, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Our state hasn't got capital crime figured out very well

Shooting someone to death can get you killed in Wyoming.
The state has a death penalty ... [more]

Schools to get more funds for salaries and supplies

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming school districts are getting more money from the state for salaries, supplies and other on-going costs.
The state Legislature and Gov. Matt ... [more]

'Gentleman cowboy' Ralph Urbigkeit held multiple offices

Mar 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ralph Urbigkeit might be the only person to win countywide election to three major public offices in Fremont County history. The Crowheart rancher, who died on ... [more]

Leadership cloth

Mar 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Philp and Urbigkeit were cut from the same type, and our county was better for it

Frank Philp and Ralph Urbigkeit were not of the same generation. ... [more]

Digest

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Justice Kite to retire
CHEYENNE -- Justice Marilyn S. Kite, the first woman to serve on the Wyoming Supreme Court, is retiring this summer.
Chief ... [more]

Hospital bill becomes a law without Mead's name

Mar 12, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is allowing a bill to put up roughly $2.5 million to subsidize hospitals in the state to become law without his signature.
Mead on ... [more]

Mead signs bill on homegrown food sales

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law legislation loosening restrictions on food sales in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act would exempt Wyoming ... [more]

State ready to raise $1B for coal ports in Northwest

Mar 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow ... [more]

Former State Rep. Frank Philp died Sunday at 67

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Lysite-area rancher represented Fremont County in the Wyoming Legislature for nine terms.
 
Fremont County legislators and residents are mourning ... [more]

Bill permits study of Wyoming taking control of public land in state

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature has passed a bill commissioning a study on the transfer of some federal lands to state control. 
Enrolled Act No. 78 appropriates ... [more]

Tribal liaisons

Mar 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has taken steps to improve a faltering program

In a year during which some observers are quick to describe the Wyoming ... [more]

Legislature finishes; critics say state's poor were shorted

Mar 8, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Medicaid could rise again, says Bebout

The Wyoming Legislature has adjourned for the year, but not without weathering criticism from some who say say ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 36th day of the 2015 General Session:
BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into ... [more]

State Legislature passes school accountability bill

Mar 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Following the conference committee agreement, the bill was approved by a vote of 26-3 in the Senate and 40-13 in the House.

CHEYENNE -- State ... [more]

Bebout says he heard 'unique' response to science bill

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Eli Bebout of Riverton has learned that a single phrase can sometimes gain more interest than intended.
Late ... [more]

Gun bill dead; too many open issues, lawmakers say

Mar 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Guns will remain outlawed in schools after the Wyoming Senate on Wednesday soundly defeated House Bill 114.
"We couldn't meet in the middle on ... [more]

Bill on balanced budget denied

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Uninsured care bill for hospitals cut back again

Mar 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:
WORKERS' COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that ... [more]

House OKs amended bill on tribal liaisons; Senate now must concur

Mar 4, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday afternoon that will overhaul the state's tribal liaison program.
Senate File 50 will ... [more]

Riverton woman: 'I'm one of those' who needs Medicaid

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expansion of the program was voted down by the Wyoming Legislature in one of the year's high-profile debates.

Melody Moats watched closely this year ... [more]

School gun bill adds local control

Mar 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A third reading is set for Wednesday in the Senate.
 
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill on second reading that would allow guns to be ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison for man who hit cyclist
CASPER -- A Casper man who pleaded guilty to killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has been sentenced to 12 to 16 years ... [more]