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Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid, Lottery, and the Supplemental Budget [AUDIO]

Despite the defeat of a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's medicaid program, supporters say they were encouraged by the debate.

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Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)
Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)
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UW President’s Search Bill Clears House Heads to Senate [AUDIO]

The state House passed a bill on a 41-18 vote that would allow searches for University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public.

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Wyoming Capitol  (Amy Richards/TSM)
Wyoming Capitol (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Lawmakers Pick Up the Pace As Deadlines Loom [AUDIO]

The senate Judiciary Committee voted 4 to 1 to advance a bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The bill now goes to the full senate for debate.

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Karen Snyder (TSM)
Karen Snyder (TSM)
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Gun Bills Pass Out of House Committee [AUDIO]

A bill that calls for studying how the federal Health Care Exchange works and what actions the state might need to take received initial approval in the House, but just barely. The bill’s sponsor Representative Elaine Harvey (HD-26), Chairman of the house Labor,Health and Social Services Committee, says it's good to have the knowledge about the exchanges

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Adam Porter, Townsquare Media
Adam Porter, Townsquare Media
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UW Receiving A Lot of Legislative Attention [AUDIO]

The House Minerals, Business and Economic Development committee voted 9-0 to send a bill to the full house that would allow searches for University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public

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Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)
Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Superintendent Bill Passes the Legislature, Heads to Governor Mead [AUDIO]

 

A bill that makes major changes to the duties of the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction has passed the legislature.The House passed the bill amended on a 39-20 vote and the Senate concurred with the changes made by the House.

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Adam Porter, Townsquare Media
Adam Porter, Townsquare Media
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Proposed Bill to Change UW President Search Decision [AUDIO]

A judge in Laramie has ordered the University Board of Trustees to identify the finalists for university president after they get those names from a search committee. A proposed bill in the Wyoming House may change that decision.

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Education Bill Debated On House Floor [AUDIO]

The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services committee voted 4-to-1 on Wednesday to recommend that the full senate not pass the bill to add nearly 30,000 people to the medicaid rolls in the state.Green River Senator John Hastert, who is sponsoring the bill, says despite the do not pass recommendation, the bill will likely come up for debate in the Senate

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Committee Unanimously endorses state Department of Education Bill

A House committee has unanimously endorsed a bill that would change who runs the state Department of Education.

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Wyoming State Capitol (Amy Richards/TSM)
Wyoming State Capitol (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Medicaid, budgets and Education Debated [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Senate is considering a bill that would try and reform the state's Medicaid program. Senator Charlie Scott, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee,says that could be difficult because of the limitations put on the state's by the federal government

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