Legislative Report

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. The bill was proposed after media outlets in the state protested the decis…
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 recommendatio…
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...
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 governme…
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. An amendment that would have delayed the implementation of the bill unti…

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