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When rich dictate to poor

Dec 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ... [more]

Medicaid bill endorsed by Legislature committee

Dec 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents has cleared a major hurdle.
The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Labor, Health and ... [more]

Legislation would solidify endowment for public TV

Dec 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee has recommended a bill that would make permanent the state endowment for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone snowmobile season arrives
Yellowstone National Park opens Monday for snowmobiles and other motorized snow machines.
Recent warm weather ... [more]

County interested in 'pollbook' for voters but not interchangeable polling places for now

Dec 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local election workers likely would switch to electronic voter rolls if proposed legislation passes. Such a move would time and money and prevent voter fraud, ... [more]

State's tribal liaison setup would change under new bill

Dec 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A draft bill for tribal liaisons in Wyoming was presented to the Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations on Monday during a regular meeting ... [more]

Bill aims to clarify road merge rules

Dec 4, 2014 - Tribune News Service:  Backers say a more specific law could clear up confusion that exists among law enforcement and the public.

CHEYENNE -- A state legislative proposal ... [more]

Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]

Bebout to be GOP floor leader in Senate

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  State Sen. Eli Bebout will serve as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate in the coming session.
The Riverton Republican was elected Saturday by his fellow ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're still more than a full month from the winter solstice, but that fact of the calendar is meaningless as a practical matter. Winter is here, with a ... [more]

Privacy amendment wins committee's OK

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee voted Friday to recommend changing the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy.
Sen. ... [more]

University might seek stronger ties to Legislature

Nov 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss ... [more]

In committee, lawmakers consider privacy legislation

Nov 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative task force proposal to change the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy is set to go before a ... [more]

Case prevails in Senate 25 campaign vs. Maldonado

Nov 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, is headed back to the Wyoming Legislature after winning re-election Tuesday over Democratic challenger Sergio Maldonado.
With ... [more]

GOP to have 26-4 advantage in state senate

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The fact that Republicans would maintain an overwhelming advantage in the Wyoming Legislature was never in doubt.
The question entering Tuesday's ... [more]

Voters pick Allen over Clifford in HD 33 contest

Nov 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After 10 years away from the Wyoming Legislature, Republican Jim Allen of Lander has earned election to House District 33.
He was appointed briefly to the HD ... [more]

Maldonado challenging incumbent Cale Case in Senate District 25

Oct 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Democratic Wyoming Senate District 25 candidate Sergio Maldonado says he is "worlds apart" from his opponent, incumbent Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander.
Maldonado ... [more]

Allen tries for House seat as Goggles retires

Oct 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Wyoming House District 33 candidate Jim Allen has spent his life cooperating with fellow residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Case says recent cancer diagnosis may inform his view on Medicaid expansion

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican candidate is running for re-election in Wyoming Senate District 25.

A recent melanoma diagnosis has given state Sen. Cale Case, ... [more]

HD 33 candidate Clifford said her focus would be more than reservation

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During her campaign for Wyoming House District 33, Democrat Andrea Clifford of Riverton says she has felt ostracized at times because of her tribal ... [more]

Legislators clash over amendment on eligibility for university trustees

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because more than half of the university's alumni live ... [more]

Legislature needs to pass wolf bill ensuring minimum number

Oct 5, 2014 - Scott Folzer, Riverton:  Editor:
We should not be surprised at this new wolf ruling. The state is crowing that the wolf numbers so far have beaten the number they promised to maintain ... [more]

Pay for Capitol remodeling from savings, not budget

Sep 19, 2014 - Bill Bardessi, Riverton:  Editor:
The Legislature has passed money to remodel and update the Capitol building in Cheyenne. Well and good as far as the job goes, but that money should ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

State considers action to limit use of police drones

Sep 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.
Members of the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Judiciary ... [more]

Democrat nominee raised more money than GOP winner in primary for House District 33

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Democratic candidate for Wyoming House District 33 raised about $2,200 more than her Republican counterpart during this year's primary campaign. ... [more]

Hefty tickets for plus-80 drivers

Sep 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it has ticketed more than 1,100 people for going over 80 mph since the new speed limit took effect July 1.
The ... [more]

Tribal names bigger election presence than previous years

Sep 2, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Thanks to Fremont County, American Indians are a bigger presence in the 2014 general election than ever before.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone ... [more]