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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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Message from Session: UW Must Do More to Help Itself

Commentary by Guest Column March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014

University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity says UW has little choice but to examine increased student tuition and fees.

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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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Planning for Wyoming’s future

Commentary by WyoFile February 18, 2014 February 18, 2014

What should we spend and what should we save? Responsible saving has served us well and we need to continue this practice going forward.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

Sometimes Wyoming needs to spend rather than save

February 10, 2014

Instead of socking away every dime, it’s time to evaluate and prioritize which state efforts need to be started or revitalized.

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Sportsmen to lawmakers: Invest in Wyoming Game and Fish Department

December 17, 2013

Diverse sporting groups hope to deliver a unified message to lawmakers, after year of drastic cuts.

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Legislature 2014: What you need to know about the budget session

December 3, 2013

WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.

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Mead revisits salary raises for UW & state as revenue climbs

September 27, 2013

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.

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Gov Mead vetoes three parts of budget bill, adds $25M in fire funds

February 21, 2013

With the stroke of a pen Gov. Mead made available $60 million in emergency fire funding for this summer.

The Pitch

Gov Mead calls for fiscal policy change, and fuel tax

November 30, 2012

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, …

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Second Amendment-only voters threaten hunting opportunities

October 30, 2012

Wyoming’s hunting community often supports gun rights as well environmental protections, but the two platforms are not often shared by the same candidate.

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Shake-up in alcohol, tobacco and suicide prevention services rankles providers

April 10, 2012

A major shake-up is coming in how a federal grant to help prevent suicide and the use of alcohol and tobacco will be administered in …

Legislature

Community colleges a priority for House representatives

March 2, 2012

Community colleges a priority for House representatives
In this Wyoming Capitol Outlook post (published on March 2, 2012) Geoff O’Gara of Wyoming PBS and Mike Morris write about the …

Legislature

Public records bill restored; Effort planned to restore HIV funding

February 23, 2012

Public records bill restored; Effort planned to restore HIV funding
Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center wrote about the public meetings bill being considered by the legislature, …

Legislature

New bill promising to help employers will hit floor Tuesday in House, Senate

February 20, 2012

New bill promising to help employers will hit floor Tuesday in House, Senate

Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center wrote about a bill to promote workplace …

The Pitch

Follow state budget hearings via live streaming audio

January 4, 2012

Follow state budget hearings via live streaming audio
The Wyoming Legislature will provide live audio streaming of the 2013-2014 Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) agency budget hearings …

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‘You Ain’t Seen What We’ve Done to You Yet’

December 6, 2010

Former Sen. Alan Simpson said his work on a federal budget deficit panel has changed the national debate on the issue, and is likely to …