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Drug test for welfare recipients gain favor

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.
The ... [more]

Senator Mike Enzi spoke to Legislature

Feb 23, 2012 - Associated Press:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., addressed the Wyoming Legislature Thursday in Cheyenne. Enzi touched on healthcare, taxes and complimented the Wyoming law-makers ... [more]

Fewer bills

Feb 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has a bit less to do this year, and uncertainty about the economy is the reason.
First, a disclaimer: Never let it be said the ... [more]

Tax break for ethanol passed by Wyo. Senate

Feb 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the fifth day of the Budget Session of the 2012 Wyoming Legislature:

ETHANOL TAX: The Senate for the third time passed a bill to ... [more]

House kills bill to expand tribal police authority

Feb 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Wyoming House lawmakers on Thursday failed to approve the introduction of a bill that would have expanded law enforcement authority of tribal police officers ... [more]

Senate kills Case bill fining the parents of truant children

Feb 15, 2012 - AP:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The state Senate has killed a bill that would have raised the fines for parents of students who skip school. Senate File 44 failed to win ... [more]

No panic necessary

Feb 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In his State of the State address Monday to ring in the new session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, Gov. Matt Mead did the expected -- the necessary -- ... [more]

State preps to end wolf protections

Feb 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers appear ready to change the state's wolf management law to accommodate an agreement that Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of ... [more]

Rich don't need 'looking out for' by Legislature

Feb 14, 2012 - Phil Rossen Riverton:  Editor:
Now that the Wyoming Legislature is starting up again and setting to work on the next state budget, I wish everyone would watch very closely when they ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's "worst"
As of Wednesday, the worst of winter will be over. Just ask anyone who has lived in the Riverton Valley for a good long while, ... [more]

Mead says Wyoming remains strong but feeling fiscal pinch

Feb 14, 2012 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead acknowledged Monday that Wyoming is not an island, and that energy revenues, long the bulwark of the state's economy, are slipping as ... [more]

Legislature a 'go' Monday: All eyes on revenue, says Bebout

Feb 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton knows the state's two-year budget will be the focus of the Wyoming Legislature session starting Monday, but other schools and ... [more]

State may step in to get clean water to affected citizens

Feb 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead and State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton are ready to approach the Wyoming Legislature this year to seek initial funding to help deliver clean ... [more]

Commissioner district borders may be redrawn; comment sought

Feb 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is planning to solicit public comment on proposed changes to commission voting district boundary lines.
Coinciding with ... [more]