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Wyoming Legislature

Committee hears conflicting testimony over 'right to try'

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposed bill that would allow terminally ill patients to seek experimental drugs as a last-ditch effort to improve their condition drew conflicting testimony during a hearing before a Senate committee.

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Bill for minimum wage increase fails

CHEYENNE — A bill that would have increased the state’s minimum wage to $9 an hour failed in a legislative committee Friday morning.

January 23, 2015 3:02 pmLoading…
House passes judicial age bill

House passes judicial age bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory retirement age for Wyoming Supreme Court and district court judges.

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Wyoming House moves to allow national science standards

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Thursday to rolling back last year’s prohibition against the Wyoming State Board of Education adopting national science standards that teach that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming.

January 22, 2015 4:51 pmLoading…

House approves increase in retirement age for judges

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators advanced a proposal Thursday that would increase the mandatory retirement age for the state’s judges to 75. The measure passed 49-11 and will move to the Senate for consideration.

January 22, 2015 4:45 pmLoading…
Kasich promotes federal balanced budget amendment in Cheyenne stop

Kasich promotes federal balanced budget amendment in Cheyenne stop

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ohio governor and potential presidential candidate John Kasich said the lack of a federal balanced budget is akin to inviting a friend to lunch and then sticking her with the bill.

January 22, 2015 1:51 pmLoading…

Bill to assess fines for worker deaths passes Wyoming legislative committee

CHEYENNE — A Senate committee Wednesday morning approved a bill that would fine employers who commit violations that result in a worker’s death, although skeptics said it isn’t strong enough to protect workers.

January 21, 2015 5:13 pmLoading…

Senators debate penalties in data trespass legislation

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming senators sparred Wednesday on the Senate floor over stiff penalties provided in a bill that would create the crime of trespassing to collect data.

January 21, 2015 4:45 pmLoading…

Bill would require future laws written with gender-neutral words

CASPER, Wyo. — The 12 women in the Wyoming Legislature are sponsoring a bill that would require future legislation be drafted with gender-neutral words.

January 21, 2015 3:30 pmLoading…
Lawmaker questions increased costs of Medicaid expansion alternative

Lawmaker questions increased costs of Medicaid expansion alternative

CHEYENNE — One of the key backers of a Senate bill to expand Wyoming’s Medicaid program is dismissing estimates that the bill would require higher administrative costs than the plan favored by Gov. Matt Mead.

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Lawmakers propose creating special investigator office

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to create a new special prosecutor's office in state government to look into any allegations of wrongdoing against top state officials.

January 20, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislative panel recommends prepaid cellphone tax

CHEYENNE — A proposed tax on prepaid cellphones could help local governments, including Laramie County, pay for their 911 emergency operations.

January 20, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…

House committee opposes bill allowing ministers to refuse gay marriages

CHEYENNE — A bill that would have reaffirmed the right of religious officials to decline to marry same-sex couples was defeated Tuesday morning in a state legislative committee.

January 20, 2015 5:30 pmLoading…

House committee approves marijuana decriminalization bill

CHEYENNE — A bill that would decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana possession passed a House committee Tuesday morning.

January 20, 2015 5:15 pmLoading…
Wyoming House committee approves marijuana decriminalization bill

Wyoming House committee approves marijuana decriminalization bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana passed a House committee Tuesday morning.

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Asset forfeiture bill heads to Wyoming Senate floor

CHEYENNE — A bill that would prohibit police from seizing people’s property unless they are charged with a felony drug crime passed out of a legislative committee Monday morning.

January 19, 2015 6:33 pmLoading…

Senate committee approves education accountability bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Senate Education Committee has endorsed a bill meant to tweak the state's school accountability system and establish guidelines for teacher and leader accountability systems.

January 17, 2015 5:30 pmLoading…

Medicaid expansion advocates will use business tactic this year

CHEYENNE — In the past years of proposed, but failed, Medicaid expansion bills before the Wyoming Legislature, advocates have used arguments of logic and emotion.

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Wyoming lawmakers give initial OK to drone limits

Wyoming lawmakers give initial OK to drone limits

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would limit how law enforcement agencies can use drones.

January 16, 2015 4:16 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers give initial OK to drone limits

Wyoming lawmakers give initial OK to drone limits

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would limit how law enforcement agencies can use drones.

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