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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]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the ninth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Jan. 18:
FUEL TAX : The Wyoming House of Representatives gave ... [more]

Steamroller

Jan 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 'Hill bill' flies in the face of what most legislators claim to believe

One of the oddest aspects of the steam-rolling show in the Wyoming ... [more]

Senate bill would end life without parole sentences

Jan 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Under a bill proposed Thursday, Wyoming would no longer have a prison sentence of life without parole -- a punishment currently reserved for ... [more]

Gasoline tax increase gets House approval

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared its final vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Friday ... [more]

Education leaders eye concealed gun bill with concern

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College are wary of a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.
House Bill 105 states that anyone ... [more]

Fuel tax hike passes second vote in House

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared a second vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Thursday ... [more]

District 25 chief says voters deserve voice in state ed

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  If Senate File 104 passes through the Wyoming Legislature this year, Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said he hopes other changes follow as ... [more]

Senate nixes changes, passes bill removing superintendent power

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has approved legislation removing the state superintendent of public instruction as administrative head of the Wyoming Department ... [more]

Legislators consider law to ban human trafficking in state

Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering passing state laws barring human trafficking.
The state is the only one in the country without such laws.
The ... [more]

Legislation on abortion faces state lawmakers

Jan 16, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers are facing bills this session that would restrict access to abortion services.
Meanwhile, a group is capitalizing on the legal victory it ... [more]

Bills could accelerate adoption of natural gas vehicles in county

Jan 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is considering three bills to stimulate use of natural gas vehicles, all of which could affect Fremont County. The commercial natural ... [more]

Fuel tax legislation advances to House

Jan 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A bill that would raise the state's fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon will advance to the Wyoming House of Representatives after a Joint Revenue Interim ... [more]

Committee defeats banning sex offenders near child care sites

Jan 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee on Monday defeated a bill that would have banned sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of child care ... [more]

Bill to strip power from Hill's post amended

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is working with fellow legislators to address accountability issues within the Wyoming Department of Education without ... [more]

Tourism funding

Jan 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's good reason to spare it from the state budget cleaver

Is now the time to cut tourism promotional funding from the state budget? It's one of ... [more]

Day at the legislature

Jan 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the fourth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., Jan. 11:

EDUCATION: A bill that would strip Wyoming's top ... [more]

Bill would remove voters from state education, Hill warns

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The ongoing battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and a handful of state senators and representatives escalated Friday afternoon ... [more]

An end run in Cheyenne

Jan 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The bill to strip power from the state superintendent is dangerous and premature

Some members of the Wyoming Legislature have taken a dislike to ... [more]

Gun-control 'exemption' proposed through new Wyoming legislation

Jan 11, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's ... [more]

'Hill bill' advanced by two committees

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill to drastically reduce the administrative role of Wyoming's top state public schools official cleared two Senate committees Friday, ... [more]