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Wyoming can be on the right side of history

April 15, 2014

Does it make sense for Wyoming and its attorney general to oppose same-sex marriage, even as Al Simpson and a majority of Americans support it?

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Coalition: Resist political influence on climate science education

April 8, 2014

A coalition of scientists, educators and parents urged the Wyoming State Board of Education to insist on strong science education standards that include the latest …

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Oil and gas supervisor Grant Black resigns

April 1, 2014

Grant Black came to the WOGCC in April 2013 after an extended 8-month search process, which initially attracted only a handful of qualified candidates.

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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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Don’t saddle Wyoming students with climate-denial politics

March 25, 2014

Gov. Mead’s and state lawmakers’ political take on climate science would earn an “F” in any 7th-grade science course in Wyoming — at the moment.

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Public meeting will focus on state’s orphan well cleanup plan

March 24, 2014

Public meeting will focus on state’s orphan well cleanup plan
 — March 24, 2014
Representatives of Gov. Matt Mead’s office and several other state agencies will meet …

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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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So what did Democrats get by electing Mead?

March 18, 2014

Democrats who crossed party lines to cast votes for Matt Mead in 2010 didn’t get the moderate leader they were hoping for.

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Business Council CEO Bob Jensen steps down

February 28, 2014

Business Council CEO Bob Jensen steps down
— February 28, 2014
Wyoming Business Council CEO Bob Jensen will step down at the end of March, according to …

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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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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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Wyoming budget keeps cuts, boosts salaries and local gov’t

February 11, 2014

The proposed $8.3 B Wyoming budget would increase spending on people, while contributing significant amounts to local governments and capital construction.

The Pitch

Public can join Wyoming PBS conversation with Gov Mead

January 25, 2014

Public can join Wyoming PBS conversation with Gov Mead
— January 25, 2014
(Press release) — For over a decade, Wyoming PBS has been conducting in-depth interviews …

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Drillers on pace to continue 500 wells per year in southern Powder River Basin oil play

January 21, 2014

State official admits that although his office is cranking out high volumes of oil well permits, it has a difficult time keeping pace with field …

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Gov Mead welcomes Magpul Industries to Wyoming

January 2, 2014

Gov Mead welcomes Magpul Industries to Wyoming
— January 2, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo., (press release)  –  Magpul Industries has announced that it will relocate its manufacturing, distribution and …

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In Wyoming, the working poor remain uninsured

December 31, 2013

Gov Mead and the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid leaves working poor without federally-subsidized health care.

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Sen. Charles Scott unveils ‘Obamacare Relief’ bill

December 18, 2013

Limited health coverage would aid those too poor for insurance, or who can’t pay high premiums.

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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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Gov Mead wants additional $3M from industry account to plug orphaned wells

December 11, 2013

Oil and gas operators have idled thousands of coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming in recent years, creating a multi-million environmental liability.

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Frankly, ALEC doesn’t give a damn about what voters want

December 10, 2013

Mead owes Wyoming residents an explanation about why he participated in ALEC’s recent D.C. summit, effectively showing state support for the group’s attempt to further …