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State schools chief goes on offense against legislators

Jan 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Battling to preserve the authority of her position in the face of legislation aimed at stripping it from her, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy ... [more]

County educators, lawmakers wary of rushed ed initiatives

Jan 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is expected to re-evaluate a timeline it approved two years ago regarding the state's education accountability system. The possibility ... [more]

Bill would gut state superintendent's role in education

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The role of the statewide elected superintendent of public instruction would be greatly reduced under a proposed bill that would remove the ... [more]

Noon start in Cheyenne for Wyoming Legislature

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon Tuesday for the first day of its general session, set to run through early March.
The Legislature ... [more]

Gas tax, G&F tag fees high on list for lawmakers

Jan 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's 2013 session begins Tuesday, and Lander's two legislators agree one bill they will keep an eye on involves increasing the state's ... [more]

Legislature gets going: Revenue issues key, Speaker says

Jan 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Leaders of both houses in the Wyoming Legislature say lawmakers face four major issues in the session that kicks off Tuesday: crafting a supplemental state ... [more]

Rapping the gavel

Jan 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Take the session seriously, lawmakers, and keep Wyoming issues uppermost

Some hard and serious work is about to begin as the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Legislature opens Tuesday; Bebout says finances now 'very manageable'

Jan 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) will be especially focused on budget issues during Wyoming's coming legislative session.
After almost 20 years in the ... [more]

Campbell has hospice bill ready for Tuesday

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second-term representative's district was redrawn before the 2012 election.

Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, will return to the Wyoming House of ... [more]

Miller says he's not in favor of fuel tax hike

Jan 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal lands and fuel taxes will be on Rep. Dave Miller's mind as he heads back to Cheyenne. Miller, R-Riverton, will start his eighth term in Wyoming's House ... [more]

Substantial changes may be made in hunt, fish fees and licenses

Dec 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will face a range of bills concerning hunting and fishing issues when they convene next month, including one that calls for ... [more]

'We're out of space,' superintendent tells state legislators

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Riverton schools had the chance to spend some time with state legislators recently in preparation for Wyoming's coming legislative ... [more]

Lawmakers, commissioners trade concerns on legislation

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, and Republican Reps.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis and Lloyd Larsen of Lander are concerned how several bills will affect ... [more]

Lottery bill being prepared

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Some Wyoming legislators are suggesting bringing Powerball to the state.
A group of lawmakers plans to draft a lottery bill that would bring multi-state games ... [more]

Legislative hopefuls spent $113,000 in 2012 election

Nov 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates for Wyoming Legislature seats representing Fremont County combined to spend more than $113,000 in the 2012 election campaign.
Only two candidates ... [more]

Libertarian candidate a third option in HD 55

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Libertarian Bethany Baldes of Riverton said people who feel disenfranchised by the Republican and Democratic parties should vote for her to represent them in ... [more]

Legislation to give counties more funding for landfills

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature will consider two bills during its upcoming session that should help cities and counties deal with solid waste problems.
State Sen. ... [more]

Bebout: AML loss might be forever

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The funding decision by Congress could cost Wyoming more than $100 million annually.

Wyoming representatives say they will work to restore $700 ... [more]

When there's good news, say it

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  No one wants to hear good news.
While that's a generality on its best day, it seems that bad news always spreads quicker than something positive.
State ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

PBS to seek deferred maintenance funds from Legislature

Aug 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Station's general manager plans to use the money to replace aging equipment.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved sending the ... [more]

Lawmakers, newspapers, governments eye changes to legal notices

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming legislative committee in Riverton has instructed a state newspaper group, local governments and others to discuss possible reductions for required ... [more]

Congress reps blast regulatory climate

Jun 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Over-regulation.
It's what all three of Wyoming's legislators in Washington, D.C., feel is slowing mining and energy development, both in the state they ... [more]

State's oil, gas regulator quits after remark on Pavillion

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The day before he was set to lead a discussion in Riverton, Wyoming's top oil and gas development regulator has resigned following a remark that greed and ... [more]

Lawmakers back longer public comment period on proposed frack rules

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A legislative committee on Friday morning unanimously supported extending the comment period for a proposed federal rule governing the controversial practice ... [more]

New official hired to take charge of work safety

May 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Wednesday the state is hiring a veteran public health official from New Mexico to continue the push to reduce ... [more]

Former assessor runs for House

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After retiring from public office in 2010, former Fremont County Assessor Eileen Oakley is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 54 seat in ... [more]

Baker seeks re-election in Ward 3; Thompson files

May 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election runs through June 1.
The Riverton City Council election had its first candidate file for office on ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Bebout to run for re-election

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, a Riverton Republican, said he wants to continue working on protecting Wyoming's energy economy while fighting overreaching federal ... [more]