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Medicaid talks to begin in Legislature's second week

Jan 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature this week will start what promise to be contentious hearings about whether to expand the federal Medicaid program in the ... [more]

Winters wants Medicaid discussion, more funding for counties

Jan 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, said county funding is an issue that needs to be raised during the current legislative session.
Winters, who has ... [more]

State has enough liquor business licenses already

Jan 18, 2015 - Judy Schrock-Lacey, Lander:  Editor:
Our state legislators will be asked in the new session in Cheyenne to increase the number of liquor licenses available to businesses.
I think this ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New lottery game on the way
CHEYENNE -- Lottery players in Wyoming will have a new game to play this spring.
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced ... [more]

Wyoming 'would be smart' to change the CDL law for big pickup trucks

Jan 16, 2015 - Dean Saugerth, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial by Mr. Peck about safe roads and driving made sense. Wyoming has had a mixed-up view of traffic safety in the way we handle speed ... [more]

Hunting bill would trim non-resident chances

Jan 16, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association is gearing up to fight the bill.

CHEYENNE -- A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would cut the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the third day of the Wyoming Legislature's 2015 General Session:
FIRING SQUADS: The Senate for the second time voted to approve ... [more]

Fiscal microscope

Jan 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the proposed Vision 2020 analysis, revenue estimates are a good place to start

Wyoming legislators are speaking dire words of warning as the new ... [more]

Lawmakers consider limits on cop drones

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting limits on the use of drones in law enforcement.
The proposal would prohibit police and sheriff's ... [more]

Mead to lawmakers: 'We need to address Medicaid expansion'

Jan 15, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers that Wyoming can no longer afford to wait to pass a Medicaid expansion bill.
"We have fought the fight against ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the 2015 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
STATE OF THE STATE: Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead delivered his state of the state address to a ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter chill
A couple of months ago we speculated that the five-day chill the Riverton valley experienced in the first half of November -- six full ... [more]

Legislators seeking to reduce penalties for some drug offenses

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will be asked to consider several proposals to ease the penalties for low-level drug offenses when they begin the 2015 session next ... [more]

Miller chairman of House committee

Jan 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton representative says he also will introduce his own legislation during the general session.

Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, has a new ... [more]

State Legislature gathering amid financial worry

Jan 13, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The incoming leaders of the Wyoming Legislature say they intend to keep a close eye on factors affecting the state's financial future as they ... [more]

Bill would study lands transfer

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee is pushing a bill in the upcoming session to put up $100,000 to study the idea of seeking the transfer of federal ... [more]

Campbell working to clarify driver's license legislation

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is set to convene Tuesday for its 2015 general session.

Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni said she will address several ... [more]

Allen studying bills, procedure before Legislature

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, for Wyoming House District 33 is entering the legislative arena again after a 10-year hiatus from Wyoming politics. The Wyoming ... [more]

Case crafting six bills for state Legislature

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator is sponsoring legislation that addresses vehicle identification number checks, burglary charges and industrial sitings.

Lander's state ... [more]

Enough pin-balling

Jan 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming would benefit from a comprehensive transportation policy

Highway safety in Wyoming surely is the subject of some of the most disjointed and ... [more]

Doing away with ticket quotas is right move

Jan 7, 2015 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank State Sen. Eli Bebout for his putting a stop to the quota system the Wyoming Highway Patrol was using to evaluate its officers. ... [more]

As reservation facilities grow, improvement a top priority for utilities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Improvements for residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation remain a high priority for agencies in Fremont County. 
The Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Bill would exempt clergy from gay vows

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Gay marriage became legal in Wyoming on Oct. 17 after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.

JACKSON -- An Afton senator is sponsoring ... [more]

At Bebout's urging, state patrol to do away with ticket quota

Dec 24, 2014 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  The head of the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, the trooper evaluation policy that many criticized as being a quota ... [more]

When rich dictate to poor

Dec 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ... [more]

Medicaid bill endorsed by Legislature committee

Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents has cleared a major hurdle.
The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Labor, Health and ... [more]

Legislation would solidify endowment for public TV

Dec 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee has recommended a bill that would make permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]