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.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A bill to make it easier for nonviolent felons to regain their voting rights was approved Friday by a legislative committee in Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — A discussion about an ongoing education governance survey will headline a meeting of the state Legislature's Joint Education Committee meeting in Casper on Wednesday.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — Citing the deaths of at least four cyclists so far this year, an organization devoted to people who bicycle and walk is asking Wyoming lawmakers to consider new safety laws.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Six Wyoming lawmakers are traveling to Asia next week as part of the state's continuing effort to find energy markets there.
CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will discuss next week whether to sponsor a bill in the 2015 session that would abolish the death penalty.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming might be deeply Republican, but campaigns on both sides of the partisan divide see plenty of shades of GOP red -- shades that affect how they campaign.
CASPER, Wyo. — Dianna Webb stepped gingerly between sleeping children Thursday afternoon on the way to her office at Apple Tree Learning Center in Casper.
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.
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.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Dave Kinskey has been sworn in to the Wyoming Senate to replace the late John Schiffer.
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.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey will fill the Wyoming State Senate seat left vacant by the death last month of Sen. John Schiffer.
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.
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.
KAYCEE, Wyo. — Funeral services for longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer will be held Tuesday in Kaycee.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Lawmakers are inserting too many non-budgetary measures into the state’s budget bills, said Wyoming’s longest serving legislator.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of condemned inmates by firing squad.
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.
Rep. Tim Stubson, R-Casper, knows how to guide a bill through the Wyoming Legislature.
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.
RAWLINS, Wyo. – The Wyoming Joint Judiciary Interim Committee wants to consider automatically restoring voting rights to nonviolent felons after their incarceration or probation ends.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee is holding discussions on how the state runs its public education system.
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.
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.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — Tribe leaders are opposing a bill co-sponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
CASPER, Wyo. — Tom Jones, who served as a Park County lawmaker three decades ago, wants to return to politics.
CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative committee will continue discussing Wyoming's options to execute inmates convicted of capital crimes in the coming months.