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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]

Tuesday notes

Mar 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  And still the winter
Enough is enough. Our meteorological dose of December in March has been interesting, perhaps even educational, but there really ... [more]

Stocks and the state

Mar 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Playing the market with state money is worth considering -- very carefully

For at least a decade, Wyoming's legislators and government financial ... [more]

Panel downs bill on re-trials if new evidence found

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming currently allows the option of re-trail only when there is DNA evidence that was not available at the time of conviction.

CHEYENNE -- A Senate ... [more]

Tribal liaison bill progresses

Mar 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Job would be under the governor, not the tribes

CHEYENNE -- A bill restructuring the state's tribal liaison program advanced in the Wyoming House of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 31st day of the 2015 General Session:
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Senate placed on the general file a bill ... [more]

One bike bill fails, second still has a chance at Capitol

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill on bicycle safety is still alive in the Wyoming Legislature, but a second fell one vote short of passing this week.
Fremont County's delegation was ... [more]

Guns-in-schools invites debate

Feb 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  And Wyoming is a good place for it to take place

Wyoming is giving strong consideration to eliminating a law that declares public schools should be ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Override won't happen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has voted not to override Gov. Matt Mead's veto of a bill that would make it harder for police and ... [more]

House advances bills on domestic sheep

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the ... [more]

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ... [more]

Endowment for PBS passes both houses; news not all good for college, however

Feb 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Legislators this week approved a bill that makes permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service headquartered at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Senate backs balanced budget bill

Feb 26, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The bill carries no authority with the federal government but signals the state's willingness to cooperate in a constitutional convention on a balanced ... [more]

Miller leads fight against failed bill on powdered booze

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have outlawed powdered alcohol in the state failed by one vote Tuesday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Rep. David ... [more]

Wyoming House defeats bill on study of bicycle safety, state trail system

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has narrowly defeated a bill calling for a comprehensive study of bicycle safety and the eventual construction of a statewide ... [more]

Writing test killed

Feb 25, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation that would eliminate a writing test now given in Wyoming schools has passed the Legislature. The Senate voted 16-14 on Tuesday to ... [more]

Bill barring workplace bias fails; locals join hot debate

Feb 25, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have made it a crime to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity failed in the Wyoming House of Representatives ... [more]

Legislature set to put big money in UW sports, with winning in mind

Feb 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Before Christmas, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, University of Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman and others took a road trip to Nebraska.
"We wanted to show the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring ahead
The decline of winter is as much about light as temperature -- and even in our cold second half of February, the sunlight is noticeably ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Pedestrian struck, killed in Gillette
GILLETTE -- A 59-year-old Montana woman who was walking along a road in Gillette at night was struck by two ... [more]

County lawmaker says Friday incident at Capitol demonstrated importance of civility

Feb 24, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Rep. Lloyd Larsen called it an unfortunate choice of words by a fellow representative who last week proposed amending a contentious ... [more]

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Feb 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 20, the 27th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate for the second time ... [more]

Bill to permit state role in adding value to minerals heads to Mead

Feb 22, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to create a program in which the state partners with businesses to convert Wyoming minerals into value-added products cleared the Senate on ... [more]

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

Feb 20, 2015 - Andrew Reardon, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in favor of the bill put forward in the Wyoming Legislature that would not let colleges to raise tuition on a student who is already enrolled.
I ... [more]