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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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Health and finances are uncertain in Wyoming’s Medicaid gap

September 9, 2014

Thousands of Wyomingites, and many of the state’s healthcare providers, struggle to stay afloat after state leaders refused millions in federal funding.

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Wyoming has opportunity to correct voter disenfranchisement

Commentary by Guest Column August 28, 2014 August 28, 2014

Advocates say democratic process suffers in Wyoming for lack of restoring voting rights to former felons.

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Reasons differ, but Wyo and China agree on cutting CO2 from coal

August 5, 2014

Is China’s path to more CO2 emissions an excuse for inaction or a reason to cut U.S. emissions?

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Eleven primary races that could change Wyoming politics

August 5, 2014

Several key primary races could change the direction of Wyoming politics.

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Local proponents back new Climate Science Students Bill of Rights

July 10, 2014

A Climate Science Students Bill of Rights has been created, in response to the Wyoming Legislature’s stealth move to censor K-12 science standards.

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Gov Mead asks EPA to withdraw its greenhouse gas rule for coal

May 9, 2014

For Wyoming’s economy — and for the world’s climate-prone populations and environment — the market-only and no regulation approach may be too little too late.

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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 …