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Wyoming Republicans reject censure of Gov. Mead

EVANSTON, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead narrowly avoided being branded with a censure resolution at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention in Evanston on Saturday.

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In the interim, legislators discuss death penalty methods

In the interim, legislators discuss death penalty methods

CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative committee will continue discussing Wyoming's options to execute inmates convicted of capital crimes in the coming months.

April 02, 2014 5:50 am Photos

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Wyoming Senate shoots down firing squad bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate has voted not to consider a bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates.

February 11, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…

Another Wyoming lawmaker speaks in favor of medical marijuana

Thirty years ago, before he moved to Wyoming and became a Republican state lawmaker, Bruce Burns’ mother asked him to come to Long Island, N.Y., with pot.

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Wyoming lawmakers show varying resolve for diet

Wyoming lawmakers show varying resolve for diet

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Unwanted pounds multiply like stacks of amendments for many lawmakers in the Wyoming Capitol.

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Legislature to consider game, fish license hikes

Legislature to consider game, fish license hikes

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers will face a range of bills concerning hunting and fishing issues when they convene next month, including one that calls for increasing license fees.

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Proposal would require ATM parks donation option

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative panel meeting this week will consider a proposal that would require ATMs in the state to give customers the option of donating to state parks and historic sites.

June 25, 2012 4:20 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate rolls back public records restriction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday rejected a push to restrict public access to information from state agencies and local governments.

February 22, 2012 1:15 pmLoading…

Senate retains restrictions in public records bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming State Senate is sticking with an amendment to the state's public records law that would restrict public access to information from state agencies and local governments.

February 21, 2012 12:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate moves to restrict records access

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming State Senate is moving to restrict public access to information from state agencies and local governments.

February 20, 2012 1:28 pmLoading…
Wyoming prepares to end federal wolf protections

Wyoming prepares to end federal wolf protections

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers appear ready to change the state's wolf management law to accommodate an agreement that Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar reached last year on ending federal protections for the animals in the state.

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Wyoming bill would allow baiting of deer, other big game

Wyoming bill would allow baiting of deer, other big game

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pushing to change state law to allow baiting of big game animals, a tactic it says could allow hunters to lure nuisance whitetail deer away from towns to spots where it would be safe to shoot them.

January 11, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers recommend approval of wolf plan

Wyoming lawmakers recommend approval of wolf plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of Wyoming lawmakers voted Tuesday to recommend approval of a plan that could remove federal protections from gray wolves in the state as soon as next year.

November 08, 2011 4:25 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators grant more time to study Caylee's Law

SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers want more time to study legislation that would punish parents who fail to report missing children to authorities.

August 30, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming public meetings bill fails

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to require recordings of closed public meetings failed to pass the Wyoming Senate on Monday.

February 28, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislative panel OKs bill on open meetings

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming government agencies would have to record closed sessions and give at least 12 hour's notice before a special public meeting under a bill passed by a legislative committee.

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Lawmaker offers bill allowing tax up to 4% on food

Lawmaker offers bill allowing tax up to 4% on food

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Local governments would be free to impose a tax of up to 4 percent on food if a bill sponsored by a Washakie County Republican is adopted by the Legislature this year.

January 13, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers draft bill for new archives building

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State lawmakers are drawing up legislation that would study the need for and cost of moving Wyoming's vast collections of archives and historical artifacts to a single building.

December 04, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

Judge sides with Wyoming on wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wasn't justified in rejecting Wyoming's wolf management plan.

November 18, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming won’t abandon wolf management talks

CASPER, Wyo. — Hope may have triumphed temporarily over faith and experience Friday, when a legislative council approved Wyoming's one-third contribution toward continued negotiations about removing wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming from the federal endangered species list.

November 12, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

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