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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.
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.
#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 …
Lawmakers have approved $259 million to restore the Wyoming State Capitol and move offices into the adjacent Herschler Building.
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 …
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 …
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.
The Wyoming legislature has concluded the largest part of debate over the 2015-2016 budget. This week House and Senate will reconcile their versions.
The Senate Appropriations committee has killed a bill to provide disability and death benefits for state park officers to the same level as other …
In a marathon debate session on February 19, Wyoming’s legislature considered 142 amendments during the second reading of the budget bill.
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 …
The Wyoming House and Senate have introduced two amendments to the budget bill to require University of Wyoming deans to meet with the legislature.
Yesterday Wyoming lawmakers launched into debate over a state budget that, in it’s current form, would put the General Fund in the red.
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.
Rep. Tom Lubnau (R-Gillette) and Rep. David Miller introduced House Bill 27 that borrows language from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
A bill that would cause Wyoming to drop the Common Core educational standards won introduction in the House on a vote of 47 in favor …
Dead bills pile up in Budget Session boneyard
By Gregory Nickerson
— February 12, 2014
In Wyoming’s short 20-day budget session bills must receive a two-thirds vote to …
Lobbyist gifts for Wyoming legislators limited at $250
By Gregory Nickerson
— February 11, 2014
The Wyoming Contractors Association gave plush blankets to every Wyoming lawmaker on the …
The proposed $8.3 B Wyoming budget would increase spending on people, while contributing significant amounts to local governments and capital construction.
Wyoming’s Chief Justice spoke to the legislature about the state Supreme Court’s recent decision that the “Cindy Hill Bill” is unconstitutional.
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