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Teacher retention task force seeks members

Task force is latest offshoot of larger state effort to address Wyoming’s teacher loss. Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile In the latest offshoot of an effort to improve Wyoming’s ability to attract and retain teachers, education officials are seeking members for a task force. The group will develop recommendations for state policymakers and district-level staff aimed at addressing a […]

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Driskill, new Wyoming Senate president: legislators will pursue ‘civil, open debate’

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Senate President Ogden Driskill joined Republican leadership in the Wyoming Legislature in outlining priorities for the 67th General Session, which began today. The House and Senate bodies elected leaders after one round of voting per chamber. Driskill was confirmed as the President of the Senate, and Rep. Albert Sommers was confirmed Speaker of […]

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Wyoming Energy Authority Executive Director Glen Murrell resigns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Energy Authority announced today that Glen Murrell intends to resign as executive director effective March 1. Under his tenure, the WEA unveiled its Energy Strategy, which champions legacy industries alongside renewables and next-generation technologies. The WEA also formed notable partnerships with Colorado, Utah and New Mexico to form the Western […]

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Staffing challenges reach Wyoming’s top offices

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Though Wyoming’s five statewide elected officials were sworn in Monday, a handful of key positions in two of their offices remain vacant.  While some turnover is normal during a transitional period following an election, according to several officials, both the offices of state treasurer and secretary of state were unable to fill […]

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Home visits for at-risk babies, families get a funding bump

$1.7 trillion federal spending package includes bipartisan legislation to bolster Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and double tribal program investment. Madelyn Beck, Wyofile Bipartisan federal legislation to increase funding for home-visiting programs that serve hundreds of Wyoming families became law Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, when President Joe Biden signed the $1.7 billion […]