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Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor signs silencer bill
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will allow the use silencers on firearms for all types of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humming along
The Wyoming Legislature has been efficiency in action this session (although no one who goes through the legislative process probably ... [more]

Lottery, gun bills on Legislature's agenda

Feb 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature intends to cram some contentious issues into just four workdays this week.
A Senate committee will consider two ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 29th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 15:
BUDGET: Lawmakers approved a $78 million supplemental ... [more]

Budget compromise approved

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both Houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to approve the supplemental budget bill.
House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, and ... [more]

Fuel tax passes, awaits governor's signature

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon cleared its final vote in the state Senate on Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Matt Mead, who ... [more]

Budget bill would give Legislature additional oversight of university

Feb 14, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The budget bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would require University of Wyoming trustees to propose new policies requiring more oversight on ... [more]

State lottery considered again by Wyoming lawmakers

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents who dream of hitting the jackpot will no longer have to drive across state lines to buy lotto tickets under a proposal advancing ... [more]

The absurd story of SF 0104

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And the legislators actually wonder why their approval ratings are so low.

The recent series of columns on the heavy-handed treatment of State ... [more]

Some call for self-service fueling at airport, but cost effectiveness in doubt

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Costs apparently exceed the means of both the City of Riverton and the airport's fuel operator.

The idea of having a self-service fuel for pilots at ... [more]

Districts mull year-round school idea in legislation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some Wyoming students could start attending school on a year-round basis under a bill legislators are considering.
If House Bill 255 passes, funds would be ... [more]

Senate bill addresses use of eagles away from reservation

Feb 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A bill that would change a Wyoming law pertaining to the taking of eagles off the Wind River Reservation passed in the Wyoming Senate and now sits in the House ... [more]

Supplemental budget legislation getting last-minute tweaks

Feb 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's supplemental budget bill faces final amendments in both Houses.
The Wyoming House and Senate both have scheduled final reading of the ... [more]

Bill on domestic violence protections passes Senate

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said he sponsored Senate File 117 at the request of a constituent from Fremont County.

A bill that would better ... [more]

Less grandstanding

Feb 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The supplemental budget takes center stage at the Capitol

What? You mean there is business before the Wyoming Legislature that isn't about slapping ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Date set in superintendent lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- A judge will hear arguments on March 14 in a lawsuit filed by state Superintendent Cindy Hill that ... [more]

Mead sees problems in legislation exempting state from gun laws

Feb 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he has concerns with bills pending in the Wyoming Legislature that would seek to exempt the state from any new federal ban on ... [more]

Mead, lawmakers clash on cash

Feb 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton is at the center of the spat
with the governor.


CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead wants to meet with Wyoming lawmakers ... [more]

College generally in favor of bill replacing GED with more specific state method

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would replace the general educational development equivalency diploma with a high school ... [more]

All 'yes' votes so far on bills tied to natural gas and cars

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A slew of bills regarding natural gas is marching through both Wyoming legislative houses. Fremont County's legislators are mostly backing the eight bills, ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Events on the 19th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 1:

UW PRESIDENT: A bill that would allow the selection of University ... [more]

Wyoming Senate kills Medicaid expansion

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has killed a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's Medicaid program.
The Senate voted 22-8 against ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers consider court gun ban
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving to ban people from bringing guns and other deadly weapons into ... [more]

Bill would punish animal rights activist for taping

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly record video of animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. ... [more]

House of Representatives defeats domestic partnership bill

Jan 31, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage ... [more]

Hill says she'll run for governor in '14

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Two days after being stripped of most of her powers of office by the Wyoming Legislature, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced ... [more]

Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'

Jan 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators have opposing views on a bill that was signed into law this week modifying the role of Wyoming's elected superintendent of public ... [more]

A public school westerner at Yale

Jan 30, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck:  The passage of SF104 will make it harder to defend our school system to the polo players back here named Maximillian and Wilberforce.

I'm a product ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bodies of avalanche victims found
MOOSE -- Authorities have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who died in avalanches in western ... [more]