WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.
Robert Sternberg’s resignation as University of Wyoming president has renewed debate on the merits of open or closed executive search.
Liz Cheney’s financial disclosure form lists more than $920,000 in income for 2012-2013, while Sen. Mike Enzi earned a $174,000 annual salary in both years.
Robert Sternberg voluntarily resigned as president of the University of Wyoming amid tensions with faculty and students regarding personnel changes.
Gov. Mead pledges to support a $16 million effort to rebuild a state network and improve high-speed Internet access for the private sector.
A series of resignations among University of Wyoming leadership has led faculty and students to question President Sternberg about the changes.
Lawmakers took inspiration from Hot Springs County in proposing a new office of early childhood education to coordinate Wyoming’s pre-K efforts.
Wyoming brought in $346M in investment income in 2013. Revenue estimators predict the state will have flat to declining income over the next few years.
Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Cynthia Lummis voted against the bill that reopened the federal government, while Sen. John Barrasso supported it.
Sheep in snow
Sheep graze in one of Wyoming’s basins. (Wyobulldog/flickr — click to enlarge)
Leading up to the October 1st shutdown, Wyoming’s delegation all voted to make changes to the Affordable Care Act a condition of funding the government.
“It’s a zoo and the animals are galumphing around in there, and we keep pitching hay in to keep them alive,” Simpson said.
Wyoming legislators rebuffed Gov. Matt Mead’s call for salary raises last year. With revenue climbing, they’ll be his #1 priority for the next session.
Mike Enzi and Liz Cheney both oppose new EPA restrictions on CO2 emissions from power plants, saying they are part of Obama’s “war on coal.”
After the 2012 Carbon Sink controversy, University of Wyoming trustees are reluctant to follow a legislative directive to oversee public art on the campus.
Following the departure of the provost and several deans, President Sternberg is asserting his vision educating ethical leaders at the University of Wyoming.
Problems with Liz Cheney’s resident fishing license caught national attention, creating new challenges for a candidate working to solidify her Wyoming image.
Video series promotes Wyoming water quality
— August 6, 2013
(Press Release) Agriculture, homeowners and many local Wyoming residents across the state are working to do their …
Simpson Forum contributor and Wyoming author Lawrence Woods makes the case the Wyoming’s political identity is rooted in its history and its resources.
The Sheep Herder Hill Fire nearly burned down 800 homes in 2012. Risks persist due to firefighting budget cuts and a lack of defensible space.
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