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Eli Bebout

When it comes to lawmaking, most Wyoming legislators pass 1 or 0 bills

Rep. Tim Stubson, R-Casper, knows how to guide a bill through the Wyoming Legislature.

May 18, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Lawmakers want to reimburse counties for lost cash

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming should pay county governments to keep them whole if Congress cuts a longstanding program that compensates them for lost tax revenue on federal lands, a legislative committee voted Thursday.

January 23, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmaker: Legislature should vote on state land buys

CHEYENNE — Members of a key legislative committee will explore whether lawmaker approval should be required before the state buys any more large ranches.

January 20, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

2014 Look Ahead: Legislature to vote on beer tax, medical marijuana bills

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s 2014 budget session won’t have a tussle over a fuel tax increase or a lottery.

January 06, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Mead plans to push for state employee raises

Mead plans to push for state employee raises

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the next legislative session, some senior lawmakers said they intend to keep a close eye on all spending requests because of challenges in the state's energy-based economy.

July 11, 2013 11:52 amLoading…
While some Wyoming counties see tax windfalls, other face shortfalls

While some Wyoming counties see tax windfalls, other face shortfalls

CASPER, Wyo. — In Converse County, elected officials are discussing building a new, state-of-the-art recreation complex in Douglas and remodeling the rec center in Glenrock.

June 30, 2013 1:40 pmLoading…

Conference committee deadlocks on retirement measure

CHEYENNE — A House-Senate conference committee deadlocked Thursday over a bill to increase the contributions to the state's retirement system.

February 21, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate committee advances state retirement fund bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to increase some employer and employee contributions to the state retirement fund to help insure its future viability is moving closer to passage in the Wyoming Senate.

February 06, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Future of Wyoming Medicaid expansion appears more uncertain

CASPER, Wyo. -- Bringing the Medicaid expansion bill to the Senate floor for a full debate will be difficult after it received negative recommendations from two legislative committees this week, the Senate’s vice president said Friday.

January 27, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Education reform, fuel tax before Wyoming Legislature this week

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are set to discuss key issues this week, including a plan to strip power from the state's chief of schools, a measure to raise fuel taxes and a proposed supplemental state budget.

January 13, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…

Official: Ease new oil, gas supervisor hiring rules

CASPER, Wyo. — With few applicants for the state’s top oil and gas regulator job, Bob King wants to loosen requirements to fill the position.

August 28, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators announce re-election bids

CHEYENNE — Three Republican state legislators announced this week that they'll run for re-election.

April 19, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate mulls DEQ permit process

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Senate is likely to hold a final vote this week on legislation allowing the Department of Environmental Quality to sidestep a court ruling and continue its practice for issuing general permits for water discharges and construction projects.

February 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Education accountability bills clear Wyoming Senate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Bills setting accountability benchmarks for schools and teachers easily passed the Wyoming Senate on Wednesday.

February 09, 2011 11:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers mull bill on serving homemade food at events

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The disappointment of church ladies who had to shut down a bazaar has led to a proposal that would allow people to serve cooked food at weddings, funerals and other events in Wyoming without having to go through a state inspection.

February 02, 2011 6:23 amLoading…

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