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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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Wyoming should debate merits of appointing top schools chief

December 2, 2014

New study concludes, “At the state level, Wyoming’s education system has been held back repeatedly by disagreement, tension and dysfunction.”

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Clean Power Plan: If Montana can, why can’t Wyoming?

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Wyoming appears to favor litigation over actual steps to reduce carbon emissions to meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

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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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Papers make case against Mead, but endorse him for re-election

November 4, 2014

Wyoming’s two largest newspapers go through Houdini-like contortions to support Gov. Mead’s bid for re-election.

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UW professor previews book critical of energy influence

October 31, 2014

Jeffrey Lockwood says the book documents how the energy industry has colluded with government in Wyoming to censor freedom of speech and education.

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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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Could federal protection mire sage grouse conservation?

October 28, 2014

If greater sage grouse are put on threatened or endangered list, some fear state support and sportsmen’s money will evaporate.

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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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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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The fight for equal rights in Wyoming isn’t over

October 21, 2014

Marriage equality represents a good step forward, but there is still much work to be done.

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Wyoming same-sex marriage ban overturned, Mead will not appeal

October 17, 2014

Despite attorneys assurances of an appeal in a hearing Thursday, Gov. Mead said the State will not appeal. Same-sex marriages will be legal in Wyoming. …

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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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Judge will rule by 5 p.m. Monday on same-sex marriage in Wyoming

October 16, 2014

Mead administration asks for more time to make its case against allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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Jewell, Mead, laud ranchers’ grouse conservation

October 15, 2014

At ceremony, Governor, Interior Secretary sign agreements with 9 ranches.

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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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Lawmaker: Time to consider stiffer OSHA penalties

October 4, 2014

Family of worker killed on the job proposes $50K fine for OSHA violations that result in fatality. Members of the Labor Committee said they’d take …

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Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

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Court stays EPA haze plan for Wyo.

September 10, 2014

The court also granted requests by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and PacifiCorp to extend the deadline for compliance at four of the units for the …