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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]

Digest

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]

Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming says it supports anti-discrimination bill

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming has expressed its support for legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender ... [more]

Funding nixed for CWC's outreach site in Jackson

Feb 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to pass a budget amendment Thursday that would have provided funding for a Central Wyoming College outreach center ... [more]

Legislative panel kills concussion bill in tie

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Education Committee has rejected a bill that sought to exempt school districts from class-action lawsuits for failing to implement ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 25th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill ... [more]

CWC leader joins others in support of bill that recalibrates funding for colleges

Feb 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's community college presidents sent a letter to legislators this week in support of a bill that originally was intended to recalibrate funding for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State Rep. Patton hospitalized
SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan lawmaker is hospitalized in Cheyenne after having a stent inserted in a blocked ... [more]

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]