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Bill on seizing property by police vetoed by governor

Feb 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it harder for police and prosecutors to seize property from people they think have been ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 24th day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate read through scores ... [more]

Case shakes off cancer treatment, staying productive at Legislature

Feb 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. Cale Case looks different. Standing at his desk on the Wyoming State Senate floor, his beard is visible from the balcony. His voice is ... [more]

Medicaid expansion 'close to over' after defeat in Senate

Feb 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, says he was "quietly disappointed" that the Wyoming Senate failed to pass an optional Medicaid expansion bill last week.
"I thought ... [more]

Medicaid expansion might rise again, says speaker

Feb 17, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says the debate over whether to expand the federal Medicaid system in the state this year isn't over yet.
House Speaker Rep. ... [more]

Mead not only GOP gov to strike out on Medicaid access

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Years of Republican attacks on President Barack Obama's health care law may have paid dividends at the ballot box, but they also made it ... [more]

Allen: College vote prudent

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, says his vote last week against House Bill 118 was not "anti-community college."
He was the only Fremont County ... [more]

Decision not to expand Medicaid 'very unfortunate for Wyoming'

Feb 15, 2015 - David Evarts. Lander:  Editor:
When the 2015 Wyoming Legislature is over, I hope someone will take the time to look at all the money was spent on unnecessary things compared to the ... [more]

Bill to hedge bets on Medicaid denial OK'd in Senate

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two senators both voted against a bill that would provide payments to Wyoming hospitals for "uncompensated charity care."
Senate File 145 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for missing girl
GILLETTE -- Searchers have yet to find a missing 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River on ... [more]

Senate passes science ed bill with Bebout amendment

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that allows the state Board of Education to consider the Next Generation Science Standards.
But the Senate on ... [more]

Bill stripping regulations on food sales gets 3-2 OK

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has endorsed a bill to deregulate the individual sale of raw milk, canned goods and other foods that are considered to be ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 23rd day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate voted to give ... [more]

State funds in stock market? County's senators favor idea

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State amendment would be required

Some state legislators want to allow more state funds to be invested in the stock market and generate interest for ... [more]

Education standards review bill clears its first reading in Senate

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would change how often the state Board of Education must review its education standards is moving through the state Senate.
House Bill ... [more]

County's reps back study on state control of fed lands

Feb 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County senators are in favor of a bill commissioning a study on the transfer of public lands to state control.
They do not approve of legislation ... [more]

Transfer of federal land to state control could harm public access

Feb 12, 2015 - Janet Marschner, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I and my fellow Wyoming citizens enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.The State of Wyoming has 30 million acres in public lands ... [more]

When to discriminate

Feb 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two bills at the Legislature show the legal and philosophical contradictions at work

The Wyoming Legislature is exhibiting some confusion over the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Open meetings case to high court
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday over whether the school district in ... [more]

Alternative fuel tax bill forwarded

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would add a new state tax on electric and other vehicles that use nontraditional fuels.
The Senate ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 21st day of the 2015 General Session:
PIPELINES: The Senate for the second time voted for a bill to ... [more]

Discrimination bill moves on, but county's senators vote against measure

Feb 11, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would extend anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace cleared the Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Digest

Feb 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Girl fell through ice; still missing
BUFFALO -- A search continued Monday for a 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River at an ... [more]

Firing squad permission advances in House; lethal drugs said to be scarce

Feb 10, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates advanced in the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, when the House Judiciary ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 20th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEADLINE: Scores of bills died in both houses when they failed ... [more]

Bill on city deposits central to problem in Shoshoni, other towns

Feb 10, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State law requires depositing municipal funds in a bank, and Shoshoni has no banks.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has advanced a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ... [more]

Poor not 'ripping off' Medicaid

Feb 8, 2015 - Walter Penning. Lander:  Editor:
Making poor people prove they have full-time employment before they can get Medicaid is against what Medicaid is about.
Poor people don't want to be ... [more]

Career-tech scholarship trimmed by Legislature

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill meant to establish a scholarship for career-technical students has passed in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but only after lawmakers ... [more]

Committee forwards investigator bill

Feb 8, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Revenue Committee on Thursday narrowly approved a bill that would create a special investigator position to look into any future ... [more]