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Senate Democratic candidate criticizes Enzi's 'penny plan'

Senate Democratic candidate criticizes Enzi's 'penny plan'

CASPER, Wyo. — Charlie Hardy, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Mike Enzi, criticized the sitting senator’s so-called penny plan, which would cut 1 percent from total federal spending for three years to balance the budget by 2017.

July 10, 2014 8:15 am Photos

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Wyoming House Speaker Lubnau to retire

Wyoming House Speaker Lubnau to retire

Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau, R-Gillette, is retiring from the Legislature.

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Wyoming Senate approves lending money to Cody drug company

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate has approved a bill to establish a loan program that supporters say would let the state government move quickly to recruit large business ventures.

February 25, 2014 3:42 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate approves Grand Teton land bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate has approved a bill that would authorize the trade of state lands within Grand Teton National Park to the federal government for unspecified lands elsewhere.

February 25, 2014 2:07 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate introduces special session bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — After initially failing to garner enough support, a bill aimed at dealing with the fallout from the state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public instruction case won introduction from the state Senate on Thursday.

February 13, 2014 5:55 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate shoots down firing squad bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate has voted not to consider a bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates.

February 11, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…
Wyoming governor signs bison bill into law

Wyoming governor signs bison bill into law

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that was originally intended to encourage bison hunting but which was expanded to include money to fight possible federal gun control efforts.

March 15, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming Senate endorses money for gun protection

Wyoming Senate endorses money for gun protection

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Senate has voted to shoehorn an appropriation of money to fight any possible federal gun ban into a bill originally intended to encourage bison hunting.

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Wyoming lottery bill faces final Senate vote

Wyoming lottery bill faces final Senate vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would allow a Wyoming lottery and multistate games such as Powerball comes up for a final Senate vote on Friday.

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Wyoming Senate nixes school leasing bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate on Thursday killed a bill that would have allowed school districts to lease equipment or buildings that cost more than what the state will fund.

February 14, 2013 8:41 pmLoading…
Wyoming Senate pushes bill to end juvenile life terms

Wyoming Senate pushes bill to end juvenile life terms

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming would bring its law into compliance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that outlawed mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers under a bill that cleared its first vote in the state Senate on Thursday.

February 07, 2013 5:13 pm Photos

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Wyoming Senate defeats gay discrimination bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State Sen. Cale Case claimed Thursday that the battle over recognition of the civil rights of gay people is over.

January 31, 2013 7:31 pmLoading…
Wyoming Senate toughens health worker assault bill

Wyoming Senate toughens health worker assault bill

CASPER, Wyo. -- A serious assault against a health care provider would result in harsher punishments under legislation amended Tuesday by the Wyoming Senate in Cheyenne.

January 29, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Changes needed in Wyoming Education Department

Those of us in government who have a special concern for our children’s future know that our young people face an increasingly competitive job market. A quality education with appropriate accreditation is crucial to the success of our young people. We are sincerely committed to do all we can…

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Senate advances energy curriculum bill

Senate advances energy curriculum bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate rejected a requirement on high school dropout age and more rigorous math Tuesday while passing legislation calling for the development of an energy and natural resources curriculum.

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Wyoming bill would make sex assault arrests public

Wyoming bill would make sex assault arrests public

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming lawmaker wants to change a state law that keeps the identities of people charged with sexual assault secret until they're bound over to district court.

January 16, 2013 2:50 pm Related Loading…
Wyoming Senate gives preliminary OK to education reform

Wyoming Senate gives preliminary OK to education reform

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The full Wyoming Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping education reform bill that would drastically reduce the administrative role of state's top public schools official.

January 14, 2013 4:08 pm Photos

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Incumbent Pat Childers of Cody ousted in Tuesday election

Tea party activists did not gain seats in Tuesday's primary election. But their presence in the election made a dent, contributing to the unseating of a longtime member of the state House in Central Wyoming. David Northrup, a farmer-rancher from the Willwood community near Powell, unseated i…

August 21, 2012 10:46 pmLoading…

Veteran Wyoming GOP lawmakers face off in Senate District 30 primary

CASPER, Wyo. — Two years ago, Rep. Bob Brechtel tried to make it a crime to enforce the federal health reform law in Wyoming.

August 12, 2012 8:16 pmLoading…

Rosie Berger seeks sixth Wyoming House term

CASPER, Wyo. -- State Rep. Rosie Berger, a Sheridan Republican who co-chairs the powerful Joint Appropriations Committee, announced Thursday that she'll seek a sixth term in office.

May 10, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

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