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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Rep. Marti Halverson sits at her desk during the first day of the 2014 budget session Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:10 pm

Wyoming lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion proposal

CHEYENNE — A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.

December 17, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

Health facilities task force report to be considered in interim

CHEYENNE — The task force analyzing the role of Wyoming’s state-run medical facilities presented its final report to the legislature at a Tuesday meeting of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services committee in Cheyenne.

December 16, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers endorse workplace fatality bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths.

December 16, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Lawmakers debate proposal to fine companies $50K for workplace deaths

Lawmakers debate proposal to fine companies $50K for workplace deaths

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers will take up a proposal this week to fine companies $50,000 for a workplace safety violation resulting in a fatality.

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Education committee advances school security initiatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Legislators advanced a bill Thursday that would improve safety conditions in Wyoming schools.

December 12, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators seek to add transparency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers recommended five new rules that would encourage legislative leadership to post certain meeting notices, vote tallies and other information to the Internet as soon as possible.

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Wyoming legislators propose rebuilt tribal liaison program

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators introduced legislation to revamp the state’s tribal liaison program Tuesday at a meeting of the Select Committee on Tribal Relations.

December 09, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Seeing green: Most Wyominigites support medical pot

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyomingites’ long-standing support for medical marijuana may move toward reality, as the Legislature will be awash in cannabis bills next month.

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Wyoming to consider anti-discrimination bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gay rights activists in Wyoming are hoping the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Bill seeks to address Wyoming highway safety

CHEYENNE — A legislative proposal seeks to make highway merging safer for drivers.

December 05, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Out-of-state PACs will continue to file paperwork

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming legislative committee declined to relieve out-of-state political action committees of the requirement to disclose contributions and expenditures in Wyoming.

November 28, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
'Death with dignity' bill will be introduced in the Legislature

'Death with dignity' bill will be introduced in the Legislature

CASPER Wyo. — Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, said he will sponsor a bill next year that would permit terminally ill Wyomingites to obtain a prescription to end their lives.

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Mead, lawmakers want to discuss $2 billion rainy day fund

CASPER, Wyo. — With $2 billion in the state’s rainy day fund, Gov. Matt Mead and some Wyoming leaders want to discuss whether it’s time to start spending.

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Nicholas, Brown to lead Wyoming Legislature

Nicholas, Brown to lead Wyoming Legislature

CASPER, Wyo. — Sen. Phil Nicholas will be president of the Wyoming Senate and Rep. Kermit Brown will be speaker of the House next year.

November 15, 2014 4:00 pm Photos


McGinity eyes closer University of Wyoming ties to Legislature

McGinity eyes closer University of Wyoming ties to Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss with state lawmakers in next year’s legislative session, UW President Dick McGinity said.

November 12, 2014 12:34 pmLoading…

Women to be down by 2 in Wyoming Legislature

CASPER, Wyo. — The recent election reduced even further the already small portion of women serving in the Wyoming Legislature.

November 10, 2014 1:18 pm

Democrats gain seat in Legislature; ultraconservatives gain 3

CASPER, Wyo. — Time will tell whether the state Legislature becomes more conservative next year, when 16 newly elected lawmakers take oaths in the House and Senate.

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Science standards halt at the state, not for districts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the Wyoming Legislature adjourned in March, it left school districts in limbo.

November 02, 2014 5:30 pm Related Loading…

Bill would eliminate civil asset forfeiture in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will sponsor a bill in the 2015 session that would prohibit law enforcement and prosecutors from seizing property unless the owner has been convicted of a crime.

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