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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.

March 04, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

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.

August 23, 2013 5:45 pmLoading…

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.

February 06, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
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.

February 02, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…
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.

January 24, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…
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.

January 16, 2013 8:00 am Related Loading…

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.

November 19, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
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.

August 30, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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.

July 14, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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.

April 08, 2011 7:23 amLoading…

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.

January 06, 2011 9:05 amLoading…

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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