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 By Tom Coulter    News    April 15, 2021

Gordon disappointed by K-12 funding impasse

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon addressed a range of issues, primarily K-12 education funding and the state’s long-term fiscal outlook, during a media briefing Thursday afternoon, a day after the Wyoming Legislature adjourned from its 2021 general...

 By Tom Coulter    News    January 28, 2021

Seat belt ticket bill clears committee

CHEYENNE — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make not wearing a seat belt a primary offense in Wyoming, meaning law enforcement officers could pull a driver over solely for not being buckled up. The proposal, which will...

 By Tom Coulter    News    December 24, 2020

Legislative committee endorses tobacco tax

CHEYENNE – State lawmakers, during a meeting Friday, narrowly advanced a measure to increase excise taxes on cigarettes and moist tobacco snuff, marking one of the only revenue-raising measures to be advanced by a legislative committee during...

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 15, 2020

U.S. House candidates debate indigenous issues, forest management

CHEYENNE – With only a few weeks remaining until Election Day, the candidates vying to be Wyoming’s sole delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives discussed their visions for a country hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic during a debate...

 By Tom Coulter    News    September 3, 2020

Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities

CHEYENNE — Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to agriculture industries. But the ultimate call on whether to stand up such programs will be left to Gov....

 By Tom Coulter    News    March 12, 2020

Oil price plunge raises questions about state economy

CHEYENNE — Oil prices worldwide suffered a major hit over the weekend, reaching a four-year low in the United States, and the rapid changes in the global economy could have major implications for Wyoming. U.S. oil prices were down by as much as...

 By Tom Coulter    News    February 6, 2020

Legislator proposes hunting, firearm safety classes

CHEYENNE — A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a resolution that would encourage the Wyoming Department of Education to offer voluntary gun and hunting safety classes in the state’s high schools.  If passed during the legislative...

 By Tom Coulter    News    January 30, 2020

Laramie lawmaker reintroduces anti-child marriage bill

CHEYENNE — After a bill banning child marriages narrowly failed in the Legislature last year, a Laramie representative has introduced a similar bill that would effectively prevent any child in Wyoming under the age of 18 from getting married. Wyomi...

 By Tom Coulter    News    January 2, 2020

Report shows sales up in Wyoming, though revenue concerns persist

CHEYENNE — A quarterly economic report released this week shows Wyoming saw an increase in overall sales this year, while Laramie County continued to see stable growth in its economy. Yet the report also provided an indication of the struggles...

 By Tom Coulter    News    December 26, 2019

Committee backs bill raising pay for top officials

CHEYENNE – Despite objections from Gov. Mark Gordon, lawmakers on the Joint Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would raise the salaries of the governor and the other four elected state officials beginning after the 2022 general...

 By Tom Coulter    News    December 5, 2019

Laramie County landowners file suit over alleged drilling monopoly

CHEYENNE – A group of landowners in eastern Laramie County filed a federal lawsuit last week against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, arguing the oil and gas company violated antitrust and monopoly regulations by creating a noncompetitive market...

 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

Lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion again

CHEYENNE — Medicaid expansion could be back up for debate in the Wyoming Legislature’s 2020 session, as lawmakers will consider a bill to expand the program during a Joint Revenue Interim Committee meeting in just over a week. Though initially...


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