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Guest opinion: Safer Wyoming roads at less-than-expected cost to motorists

Wyoming’s transportation system, particularly its highways, plays a vital role in the overall safety and health of our residents and our state’s economy.

August 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers to consider poaching bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming legislative committee is preparing to discuss two proposed bills that would toughen up the state’s ability to prosecute poaching and the penalties for those convicted.

August 01, 2014 11:00 amLoading…

School districts team up to lobby for more money

CASPER, Wyo. — A new coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state Legislature has shortchanged K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

July 24, 2014 9:15 amLoading…

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…
Wyoming Legislature considers criminalizing vote-swapping

Wyoming Legislature considers criminalizing vote-swapping

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Pending legislation would reiterate that it’s a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague’s bill in return for a promise of support for other legislation.

July 08, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey gets state Senate seat

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will fill the Wyoming State Senate seat left vacant by the death last month of Sen. John Schiffer.

July 07, 2014 2:37 pmLoading…

Wyoming Military Department hopes VA doesn't close any facilities

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Military Department’s director is concerned the anticipated overhaul of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system could result in the closure of Wyoming facilities, he said Monday morning.

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Next in Wyoming gay marriage fight: Anti-discrimination law

Next in Wyoming gay marriage fight: Anti-discrimination law

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's only openly gay lawmaker says the state should pass a bill that bars discrimination against gays at the same time as various courts consider the legality of gay marriage.

June 27, 2014 9:46 amLoading…

Schiffer funeral service on Tuesday

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

June 21, 2014 10:00 amLoading…

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…

Tight Wyoming labor supply delays school project

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — School officials in Sheridan County say a tight labor market is driving up costs, causing them to reject all bids for building an elementary school in Ranchester.

June 19, 2014 11:06 amLoading…

Wyoming lawmaker decries legislating through the budget

CASPER, Wyo. — Lawmakers are inserting too many non-budgetary measures into the state’s budget bills, said Wyoming’s longest serving legislator.

May 29, 2014 5:50 amLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers mull firing squad for executions

Wyoming lawmakers mull firing squad for executions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of condemned inmates by firing squad.

May 21, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…

Wyoming state lawmaker wants to revisit marijuana

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming state legislator whose bid to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana failed this session isn't giving up on the idea, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.

May 20, 2014 9:11 amLoading…

When it comes to lawmaking, most Wyoming legislators pass 1 or 0 bills

Rep. Tim Stubson, R-Casper, knows how to guide a bill through the Wyoming Legislature.

May 18, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming game wardens push for steeper penalties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming game wardens are pushing state lawmakers to make some game violations felonies, arguing that poachers face minimal fines while at times making hundreds of thousands of dollars off illegally taken wildlife.

May 16, 2014 9:39 amLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers weigh giving nonviolent felons right to vote

RAWLINS, Wyo. – The Wyoming Joint Judiciary Interim Committee wants to consider automatically restoring voting rights to nonviolent felons after their incarceration or probation ends.

May 14, 2014 9:21 amLoading…
Lawmakers discuss how Wyoming runs education system

Lawmakers discuss how Wyoming runs education system

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee is holding discussions on how the state runs its public education system.

April 25, 2014 6:45 amLoading…
Judge's order: Most of Hill bill unconstitutional

Judge's order: Most of Hill bill unconstitutional

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.

April 18, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…

New fuels tax means more road projects in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Road crews will be out in force soon across Wyoming, and there will be more work going on this year thanks to the state's new 10-cent per gallon fuels tax.

April 09, 2014 1:50 pmLoading…

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