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Lawmakers May Ask Schools To Try Year-Round Class

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class schedules to see if shorter vacations improve learning.

The Associated Press reports the House Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 Thursday to send the proposal to the full House

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Wyo. Lawmakers Reject DNA Samples From Arrestees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have rejected a proposal to take DNA samples from suspects arrested or charged with serious crimes.

The Associated Press reports that the House Judiciary Committee voted against the Katie's Law bill from Democratic Rep

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Wyoming Lawmakers Vote To Oust Education Chief

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill making major changes in the duties of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction has passed the state Legislature.

On Friday, the Senate proposal passed the House on 39-20 vote and the Senate then concurred with the House version on a 21-9 vote

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Committee Votes Against Medicaid Expansion Bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee has voted against a bill to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program.

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

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Wyo. Senate Rejects Requiring High School Until 18

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two high school education bills have died at the state Legislature.

The Senate on Tuesday defeated a bill that would have required students to stay in school until they're 18 and another that would have required them to take four years of math

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Senate Panel Kills Cell Phone Proposal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited the use of hand-held cellphones while driving in Wyoming.

The Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee voted against Senate File 93 on Monday

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House Committee To Hear Education Reform Bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A legislative committee is set to consider a bill that would strip the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction post of much of its power.

The House Appropriations Committee has scheduled a hearing on the bill for 10 minutes after the full House adjourns on Tuesday

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Fuel Tax Increase Moves On In Wyo. House

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon is set for a second vote in the state House of Representatives.

The House on Thursday is scheduled to consider a proposal to hike the tax from the existing rate of 14 cents a gallon up to 24 cents

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Wyoming Legislature Set To Convene Today

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon Tuesday for the first day of its general session, set to run through early March.

Lawmakers generally take care of housekeeping matters on the first day and won't get down to business until after Gov

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Wyoming Legislature to Tackle Budget, Healthcare and Taxes [AUDIO]

The general session of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature officially begins Tuesday and the supplemental budget will be the biggest issue lawmakers will tackle. Rep. Tom Lubnau, Incoming Speaker of the Wyoming House says with the decrease in income that the state has, there's not a lot of room for legislative initiative

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