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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]

Lawmakers express relief that 'Hill bill' chapter appears over

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators were happy to hear about the failure this week of a proposed amendment to do away with the elected state superintendent of public ... [more]

Mental health bill

Feb 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It recognizes a serious problem and could better the situation

Well worth noting in the Wyoming Legislature amid the showy legislation about guns, ... [more]

Bill may help Fremont County recruit mental health care providers

Feb 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shortages of health care providers across Wyoming could see some alleviation due to a bill progressing through the state legislature. The legislation would ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Phil says phooey
Here's our first weekday edition of February. New Year's is behind us, with thoughts of groundhogs and valentines at hand.
In ... [more]

Medicaid add-on by Bebout called 'poison pill'

Feb 3, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Monday gave initial approval to a bill to expand the federal Medicaid program, but only after amending it to require that new ... [more]

CWC, other colleges don't favor bill on guns in school

Feb 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming community college officials, including Central Wyoming College president Cristobal Valdez, are opposed to a bill that would allow people with concealed ... [more]

Tribal license plate bill passes House

Feb 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The first production run will be 500 plates.

CHEYENNE -- A bill that would authorize specialized license plates for the state's two tribes has passed ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the 14th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would authorize the ... [more]

Changes to tribal liaison setup passes second Senate reading

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes to the terms outlined in Wyoming Senate file regarding tribal liaisons employed by the State of Wyoming passed on second reading with Senate approval ... [more]

Digest

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Government sells Teapot Dome
CHEYENNE -- A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that ... [more]

Savings accounts out of Medicaid bill

Feb 1, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  The amendment would have established accounts that Medicaid enrollees could use to make their co-payments.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's Medicaid expansion ... [more]

Value-added minerals bill passes House; 40-20 vote

Jan 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a program in which the state partners with private businesses to convert ... [more]

Tough child-abuse penalties focus of House legislation

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.
The House Judiciary ... [more]

State to feds: Thin out wild horses

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the overpopulation of wild horses in Wyoming and ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 13th day of the 2015 General Session:
URANIUM: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill ... [more]

Guns-in-school bill clears its second vote with no debate

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools has cleared its first two ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Child killed in border wreck
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A child is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 25 near the Colorado-Wyoming border.
The crash ... [more]

Solution vs. problem

Jan 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The same-sex marriage bill being aired in the Legislature doesn't have much going for it

There can be a tendency among Wyoming legislators, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bill would ban powder alcohol
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal to use, buy or sell powdered alcohol in the ... [more]

Pioneering lawmaker Liz Byrd dead at 88

Jan 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Harriett Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd, the first African-American woman to serve in the Wyoming Legislature, has died at age 88.
Her son, Rep. Jim Byrd of ... [more]

Bill allowing concealed guns in schools, colleges clears next hurdle

Jan 29, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds ... [more]

Local lawmakers present bill on landfills, energy

Jan 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills sponsored by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced Thursday by the Wyoming House of Representatives. ... [more]

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill amended, then advanced by panel

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill calling for Wyoming to accept federal funds to expand the Medicaid program to offer insurance ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]

Medicaid expansion bill introduced

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A newly introduced bill would expand the federal Medicaid program in Wyoming following a plan endorsed by Gov. Matt Mead's administration.
The bill ... [more]

Medicaid talks

Jan 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  When only politicians object to something, it is fair to question the rationale

After a couple of years of bobbing and weaving over the expansion of ... [more]