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Override won't happen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has voted not to override Gov. Matt Mead's veto of a bill that would make it harder for police and ...

House advances bills on domestic sheep

CHEYENNE -- Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the ...

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ...

Day at the Legislature

CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ...

Endowment for PBS passes both houses; news not all good for college, however

Legislators this week approved a bill that makes permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service headquartered at Central Wyoming ...

Senate backs balanced budget bill

The bill carries no authority with the federal government but signals the state's willingness to cooperate in a constitutional convention on a balanced ...

Miller leads fight against failed bill on powdered booze

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have outlawed powdered alcohol in the state failed by one vote Tuesday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Rep. David ...

Wyoming House defeats bill on study of bicycle safety, state trail system

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has narrowly defeated a bill calling for a comprehensive study of bicycle safety and the eventual construction of a statewide ...

Writing test killed

CHEYENNE -- Legislation that would eliminate a writing test now given in Wyoming schools has passed the Legislature. The Senate voted 16-14 on Tuesday to ...

Bill barring workplace bias fails; locals join hot debate

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 ...

Legislature set to put big money in UW sports, with winning in mind

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 ...

Tuesday notes

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 ...

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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 ...

County lawmaker says Friday incident at Capitol demonstrated importance of civility

CHEYENNE -- Rep. Lloyd Larsen called it an unfortunate choice of words by a fellow representative who last week proposed amending a contentious ...

Ambulance service would be helped by Medicaid vote, says director

Expanding Medicaid in Wyoming would help the beleaguered Fremont County Emergency Medical Service.
"Our net cash in the door would increase $170,000 to ...

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

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 ...

Day at the Legislature

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 ...

Bill to permit state role in adding value to minerals heads to Mead

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 ...

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

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 ...

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Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ...

 
 

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