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Legislature Round-up: Wyoming Beer Freedom, opioid prescription limits, midwife services and more

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Thursday, Feb. 14. Here is a round-up of some of Thursday’s activity: The Senate passed the Wyoming Beer Freedom Act on third reading. The bill was then received by the House for concurrence on Thursday. The bill allows microbreweries to apply for 24 hour malt beverage […]

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Legislature Round-up: sexual assault reporting, E-bikes, repeal of ‘illegitimate child’ and more

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Here is a round-up of some of Tuesday’s activity: The House placed a bill regulating electronic bicycles on its agenda after the House transportation committee recommended the measure. It differentiates between e-bikes and mopeds and requires labeling to be placed on the bikes. […]

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Legislature Round-up: school bus cameras, death benefits, the definition of ‘meat’ and more

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Here is a round-up of some of Tuesday’s activity: A bill that would allow video footage to assess fines for cars passing stopped school buses was placed on the House’s agenda after the House Education Committee approved the measure. The bill passed 22 […]

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Vets nursing facility still headed for Buffalo after second reading, design renderings released

Buffalo remains the site for the veterans skilled nursing facility after the Senate passed House Bill 82 on second reading Wednesday, Feb. 13. A Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee proposal to put the facility in Casper was rejected by the Senate during Monday’s first reading. Casper Area Economic Development Alliance Vice President of […]

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Veterans’ skilled nursing facility back in Buffalo as Casper amendment fails

The Veterans’ skilled nursing facility is again slated to be located in Buffalo after the Senate rejected an amendment to place the facility in Casper, on Monday, Feb. 11. The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee proposed an amendment naming Casper as the site for the skilled nursing facility on Wednesday Feb. 6. That […]

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Pro-LGBTQ teens recount vulgar conversation with Sen. Hutchings

February 11, 2019 by Andrew Graham, WyoFile Students from Cheyenne’s Central High School approached their senator, Republican Lynn Hutchings, because they wanted to lobby for protections against job discrimination based on sexual orientation.  They were confounded when Hutchings seemed to want to talk instead only about pedophilia, bestiality and the act of sex itself, three of the […]

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Wyoming GOP leaders respond complaint against Senator who conflated homosexuality to bestiality, pedophilia

Wyoming GOP leadership responded to a simmering controversy today regarding a complaint about comments allegedly made by a Republican senator. According to reports, students from Cheyenne Central High School spoke with Cheyenne Senator Lynn Hutchings about legislation protecting LGBTQ people from job discrimination. According to WyoFile, the students were stunned when Hutchings instead talked about […]

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Skilled nursing facility: officials say Casper the right choice for veterans

The Veteran’s Skilled Nursing Facility bill is still moving around the Legislature. The Senate Appropriations Committee recommended the bill on Friday, Feb. 8. and it is now scheduled for a first reading in the Senate. The Wyoming Legislative Service Office said that should take place on Monday, Feb. 11. The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military […]

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Legislature Round-up: Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day, nuclear byproducts, salamanders and more

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions Thursday, Feb. 8. Here is a summary of some of Thursday’s legislative work: The House passed a bill amending the nuclear regulatory agreement in order to meet federal requirements. It stipulates that ownership of both the nuclear byproduct material and site need to be transferred to the […]

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GOP, big donor lobby against LGBTQ employment protections

February 1, 2019 by Andrew Graham, WyoFile The Wyoming Republican Party and a wealthy conservative donor are opposing a bill that would protect workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity — adding those qualities to existing protected classes like race, sex and creed. The bill passed the House Revenue Committee 5-4 this morning, squeaking […]