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CWC pushing lawmakers to fund 'success project'

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope state lawmakers approve funding for at least one of the school's capital construction projects during the ... [more]

Committees, amendments

Feb 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Cindy Hill case hits a couple of (mild) stumbling blocks at the Capitol

The Wyoming Legislature staggered a couple of steps in the right ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  G&F funding may get boost
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state ... [more]

Same-sex marriage bills nixed in House

Feb 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
The House first defeated a bill that would have changed ... [more]

Case thinks state will prevail in EPA decision

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, doesn't think the Wyoming Legislature can do much in response to a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency ... [more]

Senate defeats Medicaid expansion bill

Feb 13, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  But the issue might be reconsidered in a different form later.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday voted down a bill endorsed by an interim ... [more]

Need in Wyoming for higher beer tax is real, and it is not going away

Feb 12, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are starting the new legislative session. You are going to have the opportunity to do a ... [more]

Losing propositions

Feb 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ... [more]

Legislators propose to amend state constitution to do away with state superintendent post

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state superintendent of public instruction.
The proposal ... [more]

Larsen says WLRC a key issue locally, hopeful about Riverton justice center cash

Feb 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With the 2014 legislative session under way in Cheyenne, State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, expects to be involved in issues surrounding the future of the ... [more]

Lawmakers, consider the worker

Feb 11, 2014 - Bruce Palmer:  Editor:
This week the Wyoming Legislature convenes for a 20-day budget session to hammer out the budget for the next two years. Fortunately, the state is in a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Marijuana demonstration at Capitol
CHEYENNE -- Marijuana activists say they want state lawmakers to legalize pot now rather than wait for voters to do ... [more]

Special session likely over Hill

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel is sponsoring a bill that could lead to a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court decision ... [more]

Bill would allow same-sex marriage in Wyoming

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Laramie lawmaker is pushing legislation to change state law to allow same-sex marriages.
State Rep. Cathy Connolly's bill would rewrite the ... [more]

Court slapped 'good ol' boys' on Hill

Feb 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Now they are trying every stalling tactic in the book.

Remember those catchy little cartoons from your childhood that appeared just after you ... [more]

Bebout ready for battle on rez border; justice center outlook good

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, was pleased to see funding for payment in lieu of taxes in the farm bill that was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Senate.
The ... [more]

Legislature set to convene this week

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his second year as co-chairman of Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee, State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) says the state is in good shape ... [more]

Legislature's next move in Hill case could be new 'supercommittee'

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A legislative panel is drafting a bill that could lead to a special session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court's decision in the superintendent ... [more]

Now is the time to 'get real' on state beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are getting ready for the upcoming legislative session. You are going to have the ... [more]

Goggles backing bills on Medicaid waiver, higher beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature begins its 2014 session next week, and House District 33 Rep. Patrick Goggles has eye on several bills to support.
On the Ethete ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Miller: Let cities tax themselves

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Republican also has a bill encouraging state investment in a West Coast coal port.

As the 2014 legislative session approaches, state ... [more]

Lawmakers endorse overhaul of state law on involuntary hospitalizations

Feb 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  ACLU has expressed concerns about the committee bill.

CHEYENNE -- A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is pushing changes to the state law governing ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]

Bebout and others correct to question red carpet for Magpul

Feb 3, 2014 - Jess Rodgers, Casper:  Editor:
I couldn't believe the news that the State Loan and Investment Board would turn Casper's request for a conference center down, and then the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sue Wallis replacement process to start
GILLETTE -- A Republican Party committee will meet Feb. 8 in Gillette to nominate three people to replace state ... [more]

Obama to be invited to education conference

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Education officials say the agency will send an invitation to President Barack Obama, asking him to be a guest at the Wyoming Native ... [more]

AG will ask high court to reconsider 'Hill Bill' ruling

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Attorney General has decided to request a rehearing from the Wyoming Supreme Court on its recent ruling that a law redefining the duties of the state ... [more]

Hill worries state dragging its feet on restoring past duties

Jan 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she is looking forward to returning to her post at the head of the Wyoming Department of Education, ... [more]