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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]

State Rep. Goggles to seek re-election in November

Apr 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced Saturday at the Fremont County Democratic Convention that he will be seeking re-election in November.
"I ... [more]

McOmie will not run for re-election

Apr 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A longtime state legislator has announced his retirement.
Seven-term Republican State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander will not run again.
"It will be 14 years, ... [more]

UW getting most of its construction wish list in new budget

Mar 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming will remain a beehive of construction after the state Legislature granted, and in some cases added to, most of UW's ... [more]

Education overhaul signed by governor

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill advancing Wyoming's effort to help make its public school students better prepared for college and ... [more]

The third-graders

Mar 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature is taking an assertive and positive step toward improving public education in the state by requiring that classrooms in our public ... [more]

More Q than A

Mar 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the most talked-about bills floated during the just-completed session of the Wyoming Legislature called for mandatory drug screening for welfare ... [more]

Digest

Mar 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Worland co-op store to close
WORLAND (AP) -- A community-owned department store in Worland is closing its doors.
The board of directors of Washakie Wear has ... [more]

Education reform bill clears Legislature

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education ... [more]

Legislature wraps up session a day early

Mar 9, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its work Thursday, closing the books one day early on a four-week session that saw lawmakers approve a $3.2 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  House sends on workplace safety bill
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming through voluntary inspections is on its way to ... [more]

Mead signs bill aimed a ending wolf protections

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill aimed at ending federal protections for wolves in Wyoming.
The new law signed Wednesday allows trophy hunting ... [more]

Funds eliminated for Healthy Frontiers

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Supporters of a fledgling Wyoming program that offers health insurance to low-income people say state lawmakers didn't give it a fair trial ... [more]

Ready to adjourn

Mar 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This has been a relatively painless session of the Wyoming Legislature. Not every bill has passed via smiling affirmation and applause, mind you, but there ... [more]

State passes management plan for wolves; lawsuits expected

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature has sent Gov. Matt Mead a bill to change the state's wolf-management law -- a critical step toward ratifying the agreement ... [more]

Governor inks bill to bring clean water to rural Pavillion

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday signed legislation that received final approval by state lawmakers this month to allocate $750,000 in funding for installing cisterns ... [more]

Mead gets new state budget for signature

Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Legislature on Monday approved a $3.2-billion budget bill that would keep state spending flat over the coming two years. The bill ... [more]

Budget conference committee gets to work

Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 15th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., March 2, 2012:
BUDGET: A conference committee of House ... [more]

The battle resumes

Mar 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Virtually every year in the Wyoming Legislature there appears a bill or bills to demonstrate again our state's deeply conflicted positions on traffic ... [more]

Bill on school construction heads to Mead

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal to spend about $600 million on school construction and renovations over the next two years is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.
The ... [more]

Passing bill speeds along despite safety fears

Mar 2, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- A bill that would let some motorists break the speed limit to pass on two-lane highways was moved to the Senate floor on Wednesday.
The ... [more]

Bill would increase authority of Game and Fish Department

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 14th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
GAME AND FISH: The House for the second time gave its approval ... [more]