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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]

All must make the effort to show respect in words we use

Feb 6, 2015 - Sergio A. Maldonado Sr., Arapahoe:  Editor:                         
"The injuns are going to be taken care of."  So said House District 19 Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, as reported in the Rock ... [more]

Keep board votes public

Feb 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislation that would permit secret voting ought to be allowed to die

If a piece of legislation that would permit public boards and commissions to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Crash leads to felony drug charge
WHEATLAND -- State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of ... [more]

House OKs lower fines for speeding

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- House lawmakers have passed a bill that would lower fines for speeding on an 80 mph highway.
The bill was approved Thursday 58-1. Currently, anyone ... [more]

Backup planned if Medicaid bill fails

Feb 6, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It would make a one-time, $10-million payment to Wyoming hospitals to help cover the cost of treating uninsured people.

CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 18th day of the 2015 General Session:
SCIENCE STANDARDS: A bill that would allow the Wyoming State ... [more]

Medicaid expansion defeated Friday in Senate in 19-11 vote

Feb 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Senate on Friday defeated a bill that would expand Medicaid coverage to low-income people in the state.
Senate File 129 went down 19-11 after ... [more]

A thousand cuts

Feb 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's how legislation to expand Medicaid in Wyoming might die

The Wyoming Legislature's path toward expanding access to Medicaid in the state grows ... [more]

Vote on sputtering Medicaid bill put off another day in Senate

Feb 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has pushed back a final vote on whether to expand the federal Medicaid system.
The Senate voted Thursday to delay action on a ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 17th day of the 2015 General Session:
DRONES: A bill that would place limits on law enforcement use ... [more]

Bills would do away with old beer tax, raise malt beverage revenue differently

Feb 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A bill to remove the excise tax on malt beverages in Wyoming passed on third reading in the Wyoming House and has moved to the Senate.
Another bill would ... [more]

Science standards getting new look from legislators

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming lawmakers are debating legislation regarding the adoption of new educational science standards for K-12 schools in the state.
House Bill 23 would ... [more]

Lawmakers to debate cuts to state's huge 'rainy day' accounts

Feb 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are proposing to cut the flow of cash into the state's rainy day fund to cover the recent decrease in revenue brought about by ... [more]