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Legislative Report - Page 6

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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Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
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House Speaker On Education Bill [AUDIO]

Two weeks into the legislative session, several big issues have already made their way through at least one chamber.

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Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)
Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Gas Tax Passes the House, Heading to the Senate [AUDIO]

A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has passed the Wyoming House on a 35-24 vote.The bill would raise the tax from the existing rate of 14 cents a gallon up to 24 cents. Proponents say the hike would raise about $70 million a year for the state highway system and local governments

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Karen Snyder (TSM)
Karen Snyder (TSM)
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Gas Tax Increase Moves Forward In House [AUDIO]

A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has passed second reading in the house. The house rejected a proposed amendment that would have increased the tax on diesel fuel more while increasing the tax on gasoline less.

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Ed Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Senate approved legislation removing the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as administrative head of the state department of education. The senate passed the bill on third and final reading by a 20-10 vote

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Amy Richards/Townsquare Media
Amy Richards/Townsquare Media
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Education Reform Bill Clears Another Hurdle [AUDIO]

A proposal that would remove the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction as head of the State Education Department and transfer the agency's administrative duties to a new director to be appointed by the governor, passed second reading Tuesday

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(Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
(Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
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Legislative Committee Passes Fuel Tax Increase Bill [AUDIO]

The house revenue committee voted 7-2 to recommend approval of a bill to hike fuel taxes by a dime. The tax would increase from 14 cents to 24 cents a gallon on gasoline.

Committee member Laramie County Representative John Eklund (HD-10), tried to amend the bill to add a sunset date for the tax

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