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Wyoming Lottery Decision In Governor Mead’s Hands

The Wyoming Legislature has approved a measure that would allow a lottery in the state, pending the action of Governor Matt Mead

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Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Lottery Measure

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow a lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball in the state.

The senate approved the bill by a vote of 17-to-12 on Wednesday afternoon

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Gov. Mead To Act On State Budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead intends to take action Thursday on the supplemental budget bill the state Legislature has approved.

Renny MacKay is spokesman for the governor. MacKay says Mead will take action on the budget bill before heading out of state for a meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington DC

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Wyoming Lawmakers Advance ‘Firearm Protection Act’

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee says the state should not issue criminal citations to federal officers who attempt to enforce a possible federal assault weapons ban.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday endorsed an amendment to a bill that already has passed the House

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Wyo. Senate Committee To Hear Gun Bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee is set to hear two contentious gun bills.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings on the bills, which already have passed the House

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Mead Signs Higher Gas Tax Bill Into Law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a gallon.

Mead has been pushing for a new source of funding for the Wyoming Department of Transportation since he took office two years ago

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Bill To Bar Attack On Health-Care Workers Advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a bill making it a crime for patients to assault health-care workers who are treating them.

The Associated Press reported the bill sets penalties of up to 12 years in prison and a $5,000 fine

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House Approves State Education Dept. Audit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state House of Representatives is supporting an audit of the state Department of Education.

The House voted 45-15 Wednesday to add $150,000 to its proposed supplemental budget bill for the audit

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Gov. Mead Expresses Concern Over Firearm Protection Act

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he has concerns with a bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature that would seek to exempt the state from any new federal ban on assault weapons.

Mead, a Republican and former federal prosecutor, told reporters Tuesday that he's a gun owner himself and owns some of the firearms that could be banned

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Wyo. Legislature Takes Up Budget Bill

Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP)-Action on the supplemental state budget bill will dominate both houses of the Wyoming Legislature this week.

Identical budget bills drafted by the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee will get their first readings Monday in both the full House and Senate

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