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Budget amendment allows state to make 2015 Medicaid expansion plan

February 27, 2014

Budget amendment allows state to make 2015 Medicaid expansion plan
By Ron Feemster
— February 27, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A budget amendment passed in conference committee today …

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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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House and Senate to haggle over hikes in Hathaway scholarships

February 25, 2014

House and Senate to haggle over hikes in Hathaway scholarships
By Ron Feemster
— February 25, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The Joint Interim Education Committee sponsored Senate File …

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It’s been a good year for Wyoming Dems

February 25, 2014

It’s a good year to be a Democrat because it’s an election year, and after watching 10 days of Republican legislators in action, I have …

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Bill to deny some workers unemployment returns after veto

February 24, 2014

Bill to deny some workers unemployment returns after veto
By Ron Feemster
— February 24, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A bill passed the House Labor Health committee today …

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House committee passes Senate bill to protect social media privacy

February 24, 2014

House committee passes Senate bill to protect social media privacy
By Ron Feemster
— February 24, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A bill to prohibit employers from asking for …

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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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Watered down Medicaid expansion proposal survives in the House

February 21, 2014

Watered down Medicaid expansion proposal survives in the House
by Ron Feemster
— February 21, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile
In its last act before adjourning Friday evening, the Wyoming …

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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 …

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Medicaid expansion dies in committee without a vote (probably)

February 19, 2014

Medicaid expansion would cover at federal government expense some 17,600 people who are not eligible to buy subsidized insurance on the health insurance exchange, but …

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O’Gara: How many legislators actually grasp Medicaid expansion?

February 19, 2014

The debate over expanding Wyoming Medicaid to serve another 17,680 citizens – with the federal government footing the bill – is a journey through a …

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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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Senate Labor committee may kill Medicaid expansion bill

February 18, 2014

Senate Labor committee may kill Medicaid expansion bill
By Ron Feemster
— February 18, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The Senate Labor Health and Social Services committee has only …

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Planning for Wyoming’s future

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

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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.

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Senate Medicaid expansion bill faces next challenge in committee

February 14, 2014

Senate Medicaid expansion bill faces next challenge in committee
By Ron Feemster
— February 14, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The staged Medicaid expansion bill proposed by Sen. Chris …

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New Medicaid expansion bills replace familiar failed ones

February 14, 2014

New Medicaid expansion bills replace familiar failed ones
By Ron Feemster
— February 14, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
After Wyoming lawmakers voted not to introduce three Medicaid expansion …

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House speaker Lubnau introduces measure similar to ALEC model bill

February 13, 2014

Rep. Tom Lubnau (R-Gillette) and Rep. David Miller introduced House Bill 27 that borrows language from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Activist conservatives chafe under Wyo’s ‘moderate’ GOP leadership

February 13, 2014

Legislative leaders know that underneath the surface a battle is underway for the political heart of the state, and it is waged within the Republican …

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Bill to overturn Common Core wins introduction in Wyoming House

February 12, 2014

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 …