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John Schiffer

Sheridan mayor sworn in to finish Senate term

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Dave Kinskey has been sworn in to the Wyoming Senate to replace the late John Schiffer.

July 15, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Sheridan mayor will replace Schiffer in Wyoming Senate

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Johnson County and Sheridan County boards of commissioners selected Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey on Monday to fill the Senate District 22 seat left vacant after the death of Sen. John Schiffer.

July 08, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

John Schiffer

KAYCEE, Wyo. — John Schiffer, 68, of Kaycee, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home.

June 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Schiffer funeral service on Tuesday

KAYCEE, Wyo. — Funeral services for longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer will be held Tuesday in Kaycee.

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Wyoming state Sen. John Schiffer dies

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.

June 19, 2014 1:28 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators want to learn why less crime produces more prisoners

CHEYENNE — State officials pulled back a request for money to expand the medium-security prison at Torrington to take a deep look at Wyoming’s entire corrections system before adding more beds.

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Wyoming bill models South Dakota anti-drunk-driving program

JACKSON — A state legislative committee chairman requested that a bill be drafted that would keep repeat offenders of alcohol-related crimes out of jail and instead subject them to stringent testing.

May 13, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Committee OKs prisoner compensation bill

JACKSON -- A state legislative committee endorsed a bill on Monday that would ensure compensation for prisoners exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing.

May 13, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Treasurer works with Legislature to refine public-purpose investments

Treasurer works with Legislature to refine public-purpose investments

CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon intended to keep a low profile during the recent legislative session.

April 12, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…
Wyoming Senate pushes bill to end juvenile life terms

Wyoming Senate pushes bill to end juvenile life terms

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming would bring its law into compliance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that outlawed mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers under a bill that cleared its first vote in the state Senate on Thursday.

February 07, 2013 5:13 pm Photos


Wyoming lawmakers see movement on gay issues

Wyoming lawmakers see movement on gay issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — To say merely that Wyoming is a conservative state doesn't begin to capture it.

February 05, 2013 8:20 am Related Loading…

Lawmakers eye major Medicaid changes

A state legislative committee on Monday voted to proceed with a series of reforms designed to address escalating costs in Wyoming’s Medicaid program.

November 12, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Incumbent Pat Childers of Cody ousted in Tuesday election

Tea party activists did not gain seats in Tuesday's primary election. But their presence in the election made a dent, contributing to the unseating of a longtime member of the state House in Central Wyoming. David Northrup, a farmer-rancher from the Willwood community near Powell, unseated i…

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Wyoming Senate votes down skilled nursing home for veterans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to authorize construction of a skilled nursing center for veterans in Sheridan failed on a close vote in the Wyoming Senate late Wednesday.

February 23, 2012 11:45 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…
Wyoming lawmaker in last session as budget 'big dog'

Wyoming lawmaker in last session as budget 'big dog'

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Sen. Phil Nicholas sat in shirt sleeves at his desk in the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee room last month.

February 17, 2012 11:15 pmLoading…

Veterans' nursing home bill advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A bill to authorize construction of two veterans' skilled nursing homes in Sheridan passed its first legislative hurdle Monday.

February 13, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Tougher seat belt law advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee voted 4-1 Monday in favor of making driving without a seat belt a primary offense and increasing the fine.

January 17, 2011 11:15 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…

Will Wyoming negotiate on wolves?

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative council will consider Friday whether Wyoming should join Montana and Idaho in hiring a lawyer to negotiate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about removing wolves from the federal endangered species list.

November 10, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

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