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)
CHEYENNE — A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Legislators advanced a bill Thursday that would improve safety conditions in Wyoming schools.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyomingites’ long-standing support for medical marijuana may move toward reality, as the Legislature will be awash in cannabis bills next month.
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.
CHEYENNE — A legislative proposal seeks to make highway merging safer for drivers.
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.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Sen. Phil Nicholas will be president of the Wyoming Senate and Rep. Kermit Brown will be speaker of the House next year.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The recent election reduced even further the already small portion of women serving in the Wyoming Legislature.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the Wyoming Legislature adjourned in March, it left school districts in limbo.
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.