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Wyoming House and Senate school foundation budget recommendations differ by $22 million

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming House Appropriations Committee kicked off Tuesday, Feb. 25 by talking about the biennium budget bill. The Legislative Service Office’s senior fiscal analyst Michael Swank presented the amendments to the Senate’s version of the proposed budget to the committee. The amendments were broken into three categories: mirror, similar and unique. “Mirror” […]

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Senate working to address addiction in Wyoming’s prison population

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Legislators from both sides of the political aisle are backing a bill relating to addiction therapy in Wyoming in an effort to address addiction within prison populations. On Monday, Feb. 24, the Wyoming Senate tackled SF 107, a “penal institutions – addiction counselor license reciprocity” bill. This bill would require the Wyoming Mental […]

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Local control at heart of Wyoming Senate Cheyenne Frontier Days liquor license debate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Debate over a Cheyenne Frontier Days liquor license bill continued in the Wyoming legislature on Monday, Feb. 24. SF 134 would provide a malt beverage license to Cheyenne Frontier Days annually, costing $100 every time the organization obtains the permit. This bill stems from issues between Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr’s office and […]

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Enzi delivers possibly last speech to Wyoming Legislature as a senator, Cheney criticizes Dems

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Two of Wyoming’s United States Congressional legislators visited the Wyoming State Captiol building and praised the work of their state counterparts on Friday, Feb. 21. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney both spoke during the Wyoming Senate’s afternoon floor session on Friday, breaking up the discussion of SF, the […]

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Mayor, police chief criticized over Cheyenne Frontier Days liquor permit, security

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The arguments over whether or not the Cheyenne Frontier Days officials should contribute to security costs continued during the Wyoming Senate’s Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20. Discussion began Tuesday, Feb. 18 over SF 134, which would provide a malt beverage license to Cheyenne Frontier Days. […]

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Voter ID amendment for elections splits vote in Wyoming Senate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Senate came to a literal even split on Wednesday, Feb. 19 during consideration of an amendment for an elections code revisions bill. The amendment concerned voter identification rules, requiring some type of ID when a person votes. SF 20 revises registration requirement and election timelines; creates requirements for write-in candidates; […]