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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]

Bill to block federal gun laws in state clears its committee

Jan 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that Wyoming lawmakers say could block possible federal restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines cleared its first state ... [more]

Mead signs superintendent bill; Hill files court action

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Gov. Matt Mead signed into law the most drastic changes to the duties and powers of a statewide elected official in decades, and Superintendent Cindy Hill ... [more]

Do as you're told, voters; the 'gods' in Cheyenne know best

Jan 29, 2013 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
As I recall, several years ago the people of Wyoming approved a referendum regarding term limits for elected state officials. Needless to say some of ... [more]

Domestic partnerships bill clears committee

Jan 29, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of conventional marriage ... [more]

House panel votes down abortion bill

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have banned abortions in Wyoming after a fetus had developed a detectable heartbeat failed Monday in a legislative committee.
The ... [more]

Bills affecting reservation law enforcement gaining ground

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two bills that would affect law enforcement on the Wind River Indian Reservation have advanced in the Wyoming Legislature.
House Bill 27 returned to the ... [more]

All the old tricks for SF104

Jan 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  If only legislators applied this level of cunning to actually solving problems rather than fulfilling vendettas.

The usual glacial speed that the ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to support WLRC via resolution

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve Resolution 1268, a resolution supporting Lander's Wyoming Life Resource Center, at their regular meeting ... [more]

Bill on remedial classes would be a 'huge chunk' for CWC

Jan 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill that would make required remedial classes free for Wyoming students could cost the state's community colleges more than $1.7 million per year.
"That ... [more]

Superintendent bill passes; late amendment tough on Hill

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  After being pushed through the Wyoming Legislature at breakneck pace, a bill stripping the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction of most administrative ... [more]

Demolition

Jan 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In destroying the state superintendent, legislators are leaving the public in the dark

In the bill that would render the office of the elected State ... [more]

Senate panel hears bill on 'voter ID' requirement for Wyoming

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming state Senate committee is considering a bill that would require voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ... [more]

Superintendent revamp passes in state House

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House of Representative has approved making major changes in the duties of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction.
Senate File 104 ... [more]

Bill revives old land swap issue near city

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The parcel north of Riverton has been under discussion since 2006.

A bill that passed through the Wyoming Senate on Thursday could help put a piece ... [more]

CWC testing state reimbursement system

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials already are testing a new state reimbursement system that could become law if legislators approve Senate File 77.
The bill ... [more]

Voting for 'Hill bill' would be in violation of oath of office

Jan 24, 2013 - Frank Smith, Wyoming Constitution Party, Cheyenne:  Editor:
This bill, Senate File 104, is clearly a personal attack upon the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at the expense of the Wyoming ... [more]

Bill to remove Hill's powers through second House reading

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The controversial bill that would change who runs the Wyoming Department of Education has survived a second round of floor debate in the state House of ... [more]

Is Legislature out to get Hill because she's a woman?

Jan 23, 2013 - Renee Rhoads, Riverton:  Editor:
I guess our Wyoming legislators who want to take away all power from the state superintendent of public instruction don't realize that the Wyoming ... [more]

Coalition calls for Legislature to approve fed expansion of Medicaid

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of medical groups is urging the Wyoming Legislature to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program, a key element of the national ... [more]

House defeats bill to open arrest records

Jan 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Supporters argued that arrests on sexual assault charges should be treated the same as arrests on charges of murder and other crimes.

CHEYENNE -- A ... [more]

Much debate on 'Hill bill' as panel approves it 7-0

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing nearly two hours of testimony, a House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday evening that would change who runs the state ... [more]

Bebout and JAC take scissors to governor's supplemental budget

Jan 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said the supplemental budget bill that came out of the Joint Appropriations Committee last week could be considered more ... [more]

Committee says 'no' to Mead revenue shift proposal

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The legislative panel responsible for drafting a supplemental Wyoming state budget bill is recommending that lawmakers reject Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to ... [more]

Democrats in county to oppose bill on superintendent

Jan 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party has voted to voice opposition to Senate File 104 regarding the Wyoming Superintendent of Public instruction post. The party ... [more]