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Joint Appropriations Committee

House speaker: Education department, schools superintendent not top priorities this session

CHEYENNE — Beginning Monday, the Wyoming Legislature needs to focus on the proposed state budget and delay attention on the legal status of a 2013 law that stripped state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of many of her duties, legislative leaders say.

February 09, 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…

Legislators consider more money for special needs students

CHEYENNE — Key legislators are scheduled to vote this week on an additional $3.3 million for Wyoming preschools serving more than 4,000 special needs children from birth through age 5.

January 21, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

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…

Lawmakers resume interim committee work in January as budget session nears

With a little more than a month until the Wyoming Legislature’s 2014 budget session, it’s crunch time for lawmakers.

December 30, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Wyoming community colleges look to improve graduation rates

CHEYENNE — Wyoming community colleges are looking to start a new program that aims to increase the number of students successfully completing college.

December 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Mead: Medicaid decision not political

CHEYENNE — The two Democrats on the state Legislature's 12-member Joint Appropriations Committee questioned on Monday Gov. Matt Mead's recommendation against expanding the Medicaid program to cover about 16,000 uninsured residents.

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Wyoming lawmakers set tone next week for budget session

CHEYENNE -- Pessimism or optimism? The tenor of next week's Joint Appropriations Committee meeting figures to have a significant impact on early next year's state Legislature session.

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Wyoming Gov. Mead to push again for state employee pay raises

CHEYENNE — Faced with base salaries for state government employees dropping for the first time in 20 years and a rising turnover rate, Gov. Matt Mead says he will make another push for pay hikes during the Legislature’s budget session next year.

July 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
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.

February 15, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…
Wyoming lawmakers review Mead's budget proposal

Wyoming lawmakers review Mead's budget proposal

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers wrapped up their first week of hearings on Gov. Matt Mead's proposed budget Friday, setting the stage for debate on his call for fundamental changes in state fiscal policies when the Legislature convenes next month.

December 14, 2012 7:34 pm Related Loading…

University of Wyoming president makes case for faculty, employee raises

CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan made his case for a 3 percent pay raise for faculty and employees Tuesday afternoon before the state Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee.

December 11, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Mead takes his budget to legislators

Mead takes his budget to legislators

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead took his budget recommendations before state lawmakers and faced some opposition Monday.

December 10, 2012 7:30 pmLoading…

Wyo state Rep. Bryan Pedersen declines re-election, considers bid for state treasurer

CASPER, Wyo. — State Rep. Bryan Pedersen, R-Cheyenne, said Thursday that he won’t seek another legislative term this year — possibly to prepare for a run for state treasurer.

May 10, 2012 11:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers wrap up budget session

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Lawmakers wrapped up the 2012 budget session a day early Thursday, calling it a smooth and efficient process.

March 08, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Retirement COLA bill faces final Wyoming Senate vote

CHEYENNE -- A bill that effectively eliminates cost-of-living raises for retired public employees will be up for a final vote in the Wyoming Senate today.

February 27, 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…

Wyoming appropriations committee backs $3.2B budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Joint Appropriations Committee put some finishing touches on the $3.2 billion state budget for 2013-14 on Wednesday and sent it to the floor of the Wyoming House and Senate for more action.

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Wyoming Department of Health has budget session spotlight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- When the full Legislature gets its shot at state spending later this month, most of the focus will be on the $1.9 billion Wyoming Department of Health budget.

February 10, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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