Refusing to hand Obama a success, Wyoming leaders refused to extend unemployment benefits, run our own health exchange, or expand help for sick, poor people.
In the background of Wyoming’s independent Western ethos is the fact that the state gets billions in support from federal funds.
Wyoming legislators dithered until the federal government stepped in to run the state’s health insurance marketplace. Now they’re calling that a great idea.
Some undocumented workers who came to Wyoming as kids can now legally work, but they need driver’s licenses.
Wyoming tackled hard issues the legislative session, and spent significant time fighting federal overreach. Distrust of the Fed came with a $737 million price tag.
Wyoming’s legislative committees will meet in the interim to discuss topics ranging from juvenile justice to landfill remediation.
Facts and common sense fly out the window when some conservative Wyoming politicians are determined to show how much they distrust the government.
The current version of the 2014 budget bill moves the state away from the short-term, liquid savings approach recommended by Gov. Mead.
Cheyenne loves Department of Health Director Tom Forslund’s data, but fights to escape his conclusions.
Allison Sage, director of the Northern Arapahoe Health Service, headed to Cheyenne to speak in favor of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage in Wyoming.
As Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Dakota governors embrace Medicaid expansion, Wyoming seeks its own way.
On the issue of healthcare reform, the governor didn’t take a firm stand on whether or not to pursue an optional expansion to the state’s …
Wyoming’s top health official says expanding Medicaid would save the state $50M, but some legislators say it’s a risky bet.
When Wayne Thomas suffered a pulmonary embolism while traveling, his recovery experience was not what he’d expected.
Guest columnist Fawn Marie Reed struggled for years to obtain desperately needed Medicaid coverage for her and her daughter.
Mead said, “In a state that is heavily reliant on mineral prices, these things (revenue fluctuations) can happen, so I asked for a more smooth, …
Wyoming’s budget is no longer booming. Lawmakers plan to tame spending with 8 percent cuts while still rounding up money for special projects.
If you want your voice heard amid budget slashing, better get a seat at the table early and let your representatives know your priorities.
WyoFile has hired two reporters, Ron Feemster and Gregory Nickerson, to expand its coverage of statewide policy matters, and Wyoming’s Native American communities.
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