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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]

Legislator Sue Wallis died Tuesday at 56

Jan 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis, a fiery debater known for sticking up for individual rights and the state's agricultural community, died Tuesday. She ... [more]

Dissenters say majority got it wrong in striking down SF104

Jan 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two judges voted against Tuesday's Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that a law redefining the duties of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is ... [more]

Warpness garners support for tax hike on beer purchases

Jan 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Before the Wyoming Legislature convenes in February, Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness is giving an extra push to his state beer tax proposal.
Warpness updated ... [more]

Hill Bill ruled unconstitutional

Jan 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state superintendent is expected to resume immediately the duties stripped from her position last year.

The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Tuesday ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No change in state rigs
HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. ... [more]

Fine tuning continues on budget before session

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted Friday to reduce possible extra state compensation for counties that stand to lose ... [more]

Counties might be reimbursed for lost funds

Jan 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming should pay county governments to keep them whole if Congress cuts a longstanding program that compensates them for lost tax revenue on ... [more]

No more Hill investigation until Legislature session is done

Jan 22, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  An inquiry into Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will not be done before the Legislature meets next month because of the mass of information to be ... [more]

Medicaid expansion

Jan 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature is correct in agreeing to debate it

It is good to hear that the Wyoming Legislature is willing to at least have the issue of optional ... [more]

The Cindy Hill charade continues

Jan 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Near the end of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" a study in duplicity takes place.  As the people at the government camp hold a dance, a police squad ... [more]