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Hill blasts lawmakers over hearing rules

Jan 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee plans a three-day hearing next week on Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill's administration of the state ... [more]

Marijuana in Wyoming

Dec 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once unthinkable, it's now about to be debated in the Legislature

Wyoming voters have been tipped off to what promises to be one of the most ... [more]

Medical marijuana in Wyoming? Bill to be introduced

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.
Bordered to the north and south by states that have legalized ... [more]

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

Dec 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ... [more]

Wyoming legislator wants a new health insurance option

Dec 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A senior Wyoming state lawmaker announced Monday he will push to change state law to allow people who are losing health care coverage that doesn't ... [more]

Tribe says it is ready for talks with Riverton leaders

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have invited Riverton officials to discuss the potential effects of a federal agency's ruling regarding the boundaries of the ... [more]

State ready to fight reservation border decision by EPA

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State lawmakers say they plan to take a "strong, proactive position" against a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency impacting the boundaries ... [more]

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Dec 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ... [more]

CREG's main role is providing cover for Wyoming legislators

Dec 6, 2013 - Jacob C. Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning how the state bases its revenue forecast, I agree with the editorial that the CREG group underestimates it year after year. It's ... [more]

Lawmakers generally upbeat on governor's spend plan

Dec 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Two top Wyoming lawmakers said Monday that they generally support Gov. Matt Mead's budget blueprint, including his suggestion to fund state employee pay raises ... [more]

Governor still says 'no' to Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack ... [more]

Taken for a ride

Nov 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once again, our state's budget has been based on a revenue prediction far off the mark

When it is time for the governor and the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

Nov 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ... [more]

Lawmakers weigh Medicaid expansion in state

Nov 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Health officials say the move could save millions of dollars for Wyoming, but Gov. Matt Mead so far has resisted the idea as proposed under ... [more]

Work starts on new energy curriculum

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Preliminary work has begun on a program that will teach Wyoming youngsters about energy development and natural resources in their state.
The ... [more]

State might hire lawyer in Hill case

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature's Management Council will meet Oct. 15 to consider a request to pay for an attorney and others to help the state House ... [more]

Max sentence for Hitching Post arsonist

Sep 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  For years the inn had been the toast of Cheyenne as the home for most state lawmakers during their winter legislative sessions.

CHEYENNE -- A New ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

More monitoring planned for school District 38

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Legislative committees met this week in Riverton to evaluate the quality of educational opportunities on the reservation.

The Joint Education ... [more]

JAC drafts ideas for legislative session

Jul 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee drafted ideas June 27-28 at Riverton City Hall in preparation for the next legislative session. ... [more]

Lawmakers take another look at new state office building project

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are taking a second look at building a new state office building at the site of a former Safeway store.
Gov. Matt Mead halted the ... [more]

Legislature to proceed on new Hill probe; she vows to 'go the distance'

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming House of Representatives will begin an unprecedented investigation of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Governor says he'll push to win pay increases for state government workers

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the legislative session early next year.
Mead said Wednesday ... [more]

Hill blasts House Speaker as panel prepares bigger investigation of superintendent

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is criticizing House Speaker Tom Lubnau's request for a legislative investigation into how she ran the ... [more]

Yellowstone cautions against expanding wolf hunting, trapping outside the park

Jul 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves regularly cross from the hunting-free safe haven of yellowstone into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, but Monday's discussion centered on wolves in ... [more]

Why impeach Hill?

Jun 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outside Cheyenne, this is likely to look like an unhealthy, bullying obsession

The prosecutorial zeal from some in the Wyoming Legislature to hound ... [more]

Lubnau calls for special investigatory committee

Jun 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau has released a letter calling on Senate president Tony Ross to convene a special investigatory committee before the ... [more]

Hill fires back at impeachment speculation by state lawmakers

Jun 25, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  She said the push to oust her is part of a move to 'federalize' education in Wyoming.

Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau of Campbell County has ... [more]

'Hill bill' ballot drive falls far short; state's petition process toughest in U.S.

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The secretary of state's office says the drive to repeal a new law reducing the powers and duties of Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction ... [more]