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Burglary bill fails; Case optimistic for its future

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by state Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, modifying penalties for burglary was voted down in a 16-14 vote of the Wyoming Senate on Feb. 20.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ... [more]

Beer-tax bill failed in House, but support grew

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last year it got just two votes; this year it had 20.

The Wyoming House bill to increase the state malt beverage tax from 2 cents per gallon to 17 ... [more]

Session adjourns with $3.3 billion budget in place

Mar 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the ... [more]

Legislators split on how to proceed on Hill matter

Mar 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, believes Senate File 106 would have passed the Wyoming House of Representatives if it had been introduced by the deadline ... [more]

Goggles says he won't run again

Mar 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Following the adjournment of this year's Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete announced Friday his decision not to run for ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]

Justice center money included in budget passed by Legislature

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill allocating state money for courthouse security died in the state House of Representatives on Monday, but the Legislature's approved budget set aside ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lions and lambs
We've all heard the age-old proverb "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Old sayings don't get to be old sayings for ... [more]

Budget bill passed, includes Medicaid study

Mar 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature passed a budget bill Monday that calls on Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials to investigate whether ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Additional developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 16th day of the planned 20-day 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET: Both houses of the ... [more]

New 'Hill bill' dies on House floor, along with amendment restoring previous job

Mar 4, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A bill that would allow for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public ... [more]

When in doubt, just keep stalling

Mar 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  That's clearly the plan in Cheyenne over the Wyoming Supreme Court's ruling striking down SF104.

Horace Greeley is best known for his quote, "Go west ... [more]

Law would push back on EPA in Wyoming

Mar 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Wyoming legislators from Fre-mont County approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and ... [more]

State/federal cooperation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ... [more]

School bus cameras survive as Senate debates safety legislation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the death of a Fremont County girl on their minds, Wyoming state senators has embraced the idea of the state helping school districts equip ... [more]

Hathaway award would grow 10 percent under proposed bill

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has agreed to increase the Hathaway Scholarship award by 10 percent.
When Senate File 55 left the Senate, it had a 5 percent ... [more]

Miller says state could build West Coast port to ship coal

Feb 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller thought West Coast ports were not shipping enough Wyoming coal, so he had an idea: Have the state build its own.
Miller brought his ... [more]

Senate OKs special session bill

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill allowing for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in ... [more]

Senators vote 'no' on amending superintendent job in constitution

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's state senators both voted against a bill that proposed amending the constitutional duties of the State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Day 11 at the Legislature

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time ... [more]

Day 10 at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday, Feb. 21, the 10th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the Wyoming House and ... [more]

Lawmakers tackle budget add-ons

Feb 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature waded through dozens of proposed amendments to the state's budget bill on Friday, defeating one in the Senate ... [more]

Workers, employers would pay more for retirement under bill

Feb 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill making its way through the Wyoming Legislature would require an increase in retirement contributions for state employees and their employers.
Wyoming ... [more]

Bill would streamline effort to expand Cody business

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some questioned whether it was special legislation designed to benefit a single entity.

CHEYENNE -- A carefully tailored bill aimed at enticing a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the ninth day of the 2014 Budget Session:
SPEED LIMIT: The House gave initial approval to a bill ... [more]

Special session legislation moves forward

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Senate committee has approved a bill to pay for a special legislative session if one is necessary to deal with fallout from the recent ... [more]

Rather than vote, committee might simply do nothing on Medicaid bill

Feb 20, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative committee that heard public testimony Wednesday in favor of a bill that would expand Medicaid in Wyoming didn't vote on the matter and ... [more]