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Wyoming Game and Fish remains at funding crossroads

April 1, 2014

Game and Fish is a government agency that has too many factors to be expected to be operated the way the private sector would do …

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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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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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WyoFile joins Week 3 of Wyoming PBS Capitol Outlook

March 4, 2014

This week’s Capitol Outlook featured segments with WyoFile reporter Gregory Nickerson and columnist Kerry Drake.

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Legislative acts create work for Forslund and Health Department

March 3, 2014

Legislative acts create work for Forslund and Health Department
By Ron Feemster
— March 3, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile
Legislative committees are meeting morning, noon and night this week …

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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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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

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.

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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.