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Lawmakers vote to boot officials from Wyoming Capitol

Lawmakers vote to boot officials from Wyoming Capitol

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel overseeing renovation of the state Capitol has voted that the governor will be the only statewide elected official with an office in the building when the project is done.

October 02, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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Candidates, committees disclose info as campaign finance deadline looms

Candidates, committees disclose info as campaign finance deadline looms

House Majority Floor Leader Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, has raised $1,050 from political action committees prior to the Aug. 19 primary, according to records he filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office.

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'Hill bill' special session dies in Wyoming House

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A bill to create a supercommittee study to prepare for a special session on the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction died in the House on Monday evening.

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Wyoming state government employee numbers down the past 3 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As a result of two recent budget cuts, a hiring freeze and a high turnover rate, the number of state employees has steadily declined the past three years.

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Lawmakers, judges quarrel over courthouse gun regulation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A district court judge in Laramie sparked a conflict between the state's legislative and judicial branches late last year over control of courtrooms and courthouses. House and Senate lawmakers want the enmity to end.

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UW bill surprises community college trustees

UW bill surprises community college trustees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Trustees of the state's community colleges first learned they were included in House Bill 223 after reading a newspaper account about legislation making the University of Wyoming's presidential search secret.

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Bill would close University of Wyoming presidential candidate records

Bill would close University of Wyoming presidential candidate records

CHEYENNE -- One day after a district court ruled the University of Wyoming must disclose the names of finalists in its president search, a Laramie legislator introduced a bill to keep the names confidential.

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Fuel tax bill narrowly passes first House vote

Fuel tax bill narrowly passes first House vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to increase the state fuel taxes by a dime narrowly passed its first test Wednesday on the floor of the Wyoming House.

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House changes leadership for 62nd Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State Rep. Keith Gingery is calling on Wyoming House Republicans to return to the traditional system of allowing a lawmaker to following the path to House speaker once he or she has attained a leadership position.

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Wyoming is one of toughest states for ex-felon voting rights

Wyoming is one of toughest states for ex-felon voting rights

CASPER, Wyo. -- Scott Stinson became his own statistic.

September 22, 2012 11:40 pmLoading…

House advances Miller's doomsday bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.

February 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Groups debate Wyoming youth arrest data

Groups debate Wyoming youth arrest data

SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Statistics used by advocates of juvenile justice reform cast Wyoming’s system in an unfair light, prosecutors testified at a legislative hearing Tuesday.

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Wyoming Supreme Court overturns drug arrest

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming motorists are not required by law to signal when merging onto an interstate highway, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Wyoming lawmakers, ACLU consider juvenile justice issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming needs to establish a unified court system to handle all criminal cases involving juveniles in the state, the ACLU concludes in a report released Friday.

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Wyoming House advances eminent domain bill

CASPER, Wyo. — A proposed two-year extension of Wyoming's moratorium on wind developers' eminent domain powers advanced in the state House on Thursday.

February 03, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmaker drafting eminent domain bills

CHEYENNE — A state lawmaker from Laramie says he's drafting two bills to address the use of eminent domain for wind energy infrastructure.

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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.

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