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Political ads arrive on Wyoming airwaves

CASPER, Wyo. — Two months ahead of Wyoming’s primary election, the first campaign advertisements have begun airing on television and radio.

June 12, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

Wyoming committee studies restoring voting rights to felons

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are going to study between now and the next legislative session the Wyoming Parole Board’s duties to restore convicted felons’ voting rights.

April 13, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming Legislature focuses on budget bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature this week will get down to the nitty-gritty of every budget session: wading through scores of budget amendments in the House and the Senate to come up with each body's respective vision of how to fund state government for the next two years.

February 16, 2014 10:14 amLoading…

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…

Wyoming Legislature's Management Council to consider special counsel

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature's Management Council will meet Oct. 15 to consider a request to pay for an attorney and others to help the state House in its investigation into Superintendent Cindy Hill.

October 08, 2013 4:56 pmLoading…

Capitol expansion considered along with renovation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials are considering adding more office space if the 127-year-old State Capitol undergoes renovations.

September 26, 2013 10:42 amLoading…

Schools chief may meet with lawmakers on Friday

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is expected to show up at a meeting of legislative leaders Friday to be sure she gets a fair shake in a new investigation.

July 08, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
State works quickly to secure loose blocks at statehouse entrance

State works quickly to secure loose blocks at statehouse entrance

CHEYENNE — State officials have temporarily closed the main entrance to the Wyoming Capitol.

June 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers reload over failed gun bills

Wyoming lawmakers reload over failed gun bills

CASPER, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Legislature has adjourned for the year, but the bullets continue to fly.

March 18, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…
Gov. Mead vetoes unemployment compensation bill

Gov. Mead vetoes unemployment compensation bill

CHEYENNE -- The final amendments to a bill dealing with unemployment compensation were confusing enough to earn Gov. Matt Mead's veto Thursday night.

March 15, 2013 3:25 pm Related Loading…

Workers comp proposed for Wyoming legislators

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In December, state Rep. Stephen Watt of Rock Springs was at a training session in Cheyenne for new legislators when he fell out of a chair and hurt his back.

March 13, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers want agency budget cut plans

Wyoming lawmakers want agency budget cut plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature intends to direct state agencies to prepare for a range of budget cuts despite Gov. Matt Mead's recent veto of a similar directive in the state's supplemental budget bill.

March 04, 2013 3:59 pm Related Loading…

Lawmakers get violent emails over gun control

DENVER — The weekend after a heated debate over gun control, Colorado state Rep. Rhonda Fields was flooded with emails, including some she later told police "disturbed and shocked" her.

March 01, 2013 6:39 pmLoading…
Wyoming Legislature faces lottery, gun bills

Wyoming Legislature faces lottery, gun bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature intends to cram some contentious issues into just four workdays this week.

February 17, 2013 11:10 am Related Loading…

Wyoming Legislature to resolve budget differences

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature will concentrate on ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of the supplemental budget bill this week.

February 10, 2013 2:24 pmLoading…
Bill would make health care assaults lesser crimes in Wyoming

Bill would make health care assaults lesser crimes in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate voted Monday for legislation that would create harsher penalties for serious assaults against health care workers, but not before stripping the tough punishments from the bill.

January 28, 2013 7:57 pm Related Loading…

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…

Wyoming Legislature faces social issue bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature will take on a number of hot-button social issues this week, hearing bills on guns, abortion and same-sex marriage.

January 27, 2013 2:19 pmLoading…

Wyoming House to consider superintendent duties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A high-stakes power struggle will play out in the Wyoming Legislature this week.

January 20, 2013 2:28 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…

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