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Lawmakers Continue to Tackle Education and Budget Issues [AUDIO]

Lawmakers in both chambers continue to work bills as the third week of the four week session winds down.

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Wyoming Senate Kills “Katie’s Law” and Involuntary Commitment Bill [AUDIO]

"Katie's Law" is named in memory of Kathryn Sepich, a New Mexico State University student murdered in 2003. Her killer was identified with DNA evidence after he was convicted of another crime.

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Committee Hears Medicaid Expansion Bill, But Does Not Vote on It [AUDIO]

A Senate committee took testimony on the lone remaining Medicaid expansion bill but did not vote on it.

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Senate Introduces Medicaid Bill and School Calender Bill [AUDIO]

A medicaid bill passes introduction in the Senate, while a different Medicaid bill dies in the House.

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Medicaid Expansion and Early Childhood Bills Fail Introduction

A medicaid expansion bill fails introduction in the Senate. An Early Childhood education bill fails in the house.

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Legislative Committee Advances Two Medicaid Expansion Bills

The federal government has pledged to pay 90 percent of the cost of expanding the coverage for the first few years.

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Wyoming Department of Health Will Continue to Study Medicaid Expansion [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Health plans to continue studying the possibility of expanding the medicaid program this year despite the Legislature's rejection of adding to the rolls. Doug Randall has the details. Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says the federal government cannot tax its way out of the budget challenges it faces. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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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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Wyoming Lawmakers React to Governor’s State of State [AUDIO]

Governor Matt Mead outlined his priorities in his State of the State address to lawmakers in Cheyenne. The governor emphasized that Wyoming's in a strong position, particularly compared to most other states

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Governor Mead on Medicaid Expansion

Governor Matt Mead says  Wyoming Medicaid Expansion Analysis  says the best estimate for the cost of full expansion in Wyoming is $116-$148 million over six years. The study clarifies that most expansion is not optional.  Mead says as "we work with the Legislature and make a decision on how to approach health care this study points out that some areas are not optional and would be a significant cost to the state from 2014 to 2020.”

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