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Wyoming police departments get $5.7M in military gear

December 17, 2014

What military gear has your local law enforcement agency acquired from the Department of Defense 1033 program?

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Lawmakers dump vetted SHARE plan, adopt Scott’s Medicaid plan

December 17, 2014

Lawmakers opted to pursue a health savings account plan for Wyoming Medicaid expansion in lieu of the SHARE plan drafted by the Department of Health.

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Can lawmakers agree on path toward Medicaid expansion?

December 16, 2014

Lawmakers discuss SHARE plan backed by Gov. Mead, and another plan that includes health savings accounts

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Lawmakers discuss budget with agency leaders Dec 15-19

December 10, 2014

Members of the public may attend the Joint Appropriations Committee meetings at the Capitol Building, or listen to the proceedings via online audio stream.

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Northern Arapaho file lawsuit over Large Employer mandate

December 10, 2014

The Northern Arapaho argue that IRS improperly counts them as a “Large Employer,” banning Tribal workers from the ACA’s subsidized health insurance.

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Wyoming Medicaid expansion plan faces headwinds

December 9, 2014

Gov Mead supports a Dept. of Health Medicaid expansion plan, while key lawmakers intend to propose a version that would include health savings accounts.

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Florida group takes aim at Wyoming Medicaid expansion

December 9, 2014

A poll conducted by the Foundation for Government Accountability, a conservative think tank, asserts that 70 percent of Wyomingites disagree with Medicaid expansion.

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Lawmakers assign legislative committees for 2015-2016

November 18, 2014

Republican and Democratic lawmakers met over the weekend to assign committee positions for the 2015 and 2016 Wyoming legislative sessions.

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UW Trustees propose raising $200M for endowed chairs

November 18, 2014

The UW Foundation would raise $100M in matching donations for the $200M initiative, and play a key role in choosing the endowed chairs.

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University of Wyoming battles faculty turnover

November 11, 2014

Former University of Wyoming faculty comment on turnover, the importance of research grant funding, and the role of energy research on campus

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Voters across Wyoming endorse Republicans and local control

November 5, 2014

In Wyoming’s Republican sweep, voters favored incumbents and local control in education issues, and said ‘no’ to out-of-state university trustees.

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Wyo. energy revenue flat as state braces for power plant rule

October 31, 2014

Recent forecasts indicate Wyoming can expect little growth in its energy revenue, while officials say EPA’s CO2 reduction targets are unreasonable.

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Voters will decide: Should UW have non-resident trustees?

October 28, 2014

A legislator proposes amending the state constitution so non-residents can be trustees at the University of Wyoming, but former trustees say it’s an unneeded change.

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Group plans $100 million project to remake science at UWYO

October 23, 2014

A task force is nearing completion on a $100 M “Science Initiative” plan to remake the teaching of science at the University of Wyoming.

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First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Wyoming

October 21, 2014

Same-sex couples applied for Wyoming marriage licenses today in the wake of a court ruling. Advocates say the licenses represent a new era for the …

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Q&A: Al Simpson on same-sex marriage in the Equality State

October 17, 2014

WyoFile spoke with former Sen. Alan Simpson (R) to get his views on the same-sex marriage case and what it means for the Equality State.

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Wyoming’s stalemate on same-sex marriage may break this week

October 14, 2014

A federal court prepares to decide the same-sex marriage issue in Wyoming, while advocates look back on the movement in the Equality State.

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Guide to 2014 Wyoming general election debates and voting

October 13, 2014

PBS hosts 2014 Wyoming general election debates October 13 and October 15-16. Absentee voting is underway, and Election Day is November 4.

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University of Wyoming opens oil & gas drilling simulation lab

October 7, 2014

$1M in taxpayer funds used to match $1M gift from WPX Energy to build drilling rig simulator for UW students.