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America’s longest mule deer migration discovered in Wyoming

April 22, 2014

The discovery of America’s longest mule deer migration by Wyoming scientists adds to a burgeoning awareness of where animals move and why they move.

Capitol Beat Wyoming Elections 2014

Al Simpson feuds with Tea Party over Wyoming GOP

April 10, 2014

Letters between former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson and the Big Horn Basin Tea Party underscore tensions between factions of Wyoming’s Republican Party.

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Wyoming same-sex marriage case rests on state constitution

April 8, 2014

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Wyoming aim to use the state constitution to strike down a law defining marriage as between a man and a …

Capitol Beat Wyoming Elections 2014

Slate of candidates for Wyoming elections starting to fill up

April 1, 2014

Candidates for Wyoming’s 2014 elections are announcing their intent to run ahead of the filing period that begins on May 15.

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Minority leader wants open debate on Wyoming’s savings policy

April 1, 2014

Proponents of rethinking Wyoming’s savings strategy say the state may not be getting a good return on its $1.6 billion “rainy day” fund.

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Halliburton joins University of Wyoming’s list of energy donors

March 20, 2014

Officials say Halliburton’s $3 million gift underscores the close collaboration between the energy industry, state government, and the University of Wyoming.

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Legislature wraps budget, looks to interim and special session

March 11, 2014

In 19 days the Wyoming legislature approved a $3.5 billion budget and passed some 132 bills, while setting the stage for a special session.

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Gov. Mead vetoes 10 line items on 2014 budget bill

March 6, 2014

Gov. Matt Mead vetoed ten items in the 2015-2016 budget bill. The Senate and House chose not to vote to override any of the vetoes.

Legislature Blog

Legislative leaders revive talk of special session on SF 104

March 5, 2014

#wyleg management council discussing interim topics for 2015 session pic.twitter.com/dU99GFuRP6
— Gregory Nickerson (@GregNickersonWY) March 5, 2014
 
Legislative leaders revive talk of special session on SF 104
By Gregory …

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Wyoming spends $259M to halt decay of aging Capitol building

March 4, 2014

Lawmakers have approved $259 million to restore the Wyoming State Capitol and move offices into the adjacent Herschler Building.

Legislature Blog

Bill for special session on Supt. of Public Instruction dies

March 3, 2014

A bill calling a special session to address the duties of the Supt. of Public Instruction died this afternoon on failing to meet a procedural …

Legislature Blog

Wyoming Supreme Court denies rehearing in Cindy Hill case

February 28, 2014

Superintendent Cindy Hill and her leadership team. From left, they are Kevin Lewis, John Masters, Cindy Hill, Christine Steele, Sam Shumway and Sheryl Lain. (Gregory …

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Wyoming legislature tackles ‘most important step’ of budget session

February 26, 2014

The conference committee on the budget has a significant amount of power to change the course of Wyoming’s $3.5 billion in General Fund spending.

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Wyoming legislature wraps up floor debate on budget

February 25, 2014

The Wyoming legislature has concluded the largest part of debate over the 2015-2016 budget. This week House and Senate will reconcile their versions.

Legislature Blog

Committee kills measure to give state park officers death benefits

February 24, 2014

The Senate Appropriations committee has killed a bill to provide disability and death benefits for state park officers to the same level as other …

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Wyoming lawmakers pass 74 budget bill amendments, more to come

February 20, 2014

In a marathon debate session on February 19, Wyoming’s legislature considered 142 amendments during the second reading of the budget bill.

Legislature Blog

Senate bill to increase oil and gas bond gains initial approval

February 20, 2014

The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill to increase the bond required for oil and gas operators to gain entry to private …

Legislature Blog

Failed amendments required UW deans to meet with legislature

February 19, 2014

The Wyoming House and Senate have introduced two amendments to the budget bill to require University of Wyoming deans to meet with the legislature.

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House Education Committee amends bill to step back from Common Core

February 17, 2014

The House Education Committee heard testimony on House Bill 97 that would change the way the state of Wyoming adopts educational standards like Common Core.