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Gay Rights Bills Finding Support Among GOP

Democratic lawmakers in Wyoming for years have floated bills aimed at preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians but have found little support.

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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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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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Bill to Ban on Sex Offenders Near Child Care Fails

A bill that would have banned sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of child care facilities has been voted down in a Wyoming legislative committee.

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Hill:Elected Superintendent More Accountable

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says a bill in the Wyoming Legislature to transfer leadership of the state Department of Education to a person who would be appointed by the Governor would eliminate the ''voice of the people of Wyoming" on education issues

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NFIB Survey Finds Gas Tax Increase Opposition

A survey of Wyoming members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) finds 81 percent opposed to a proposal in the state legislature to increase the state gas tax by ten cents a gallon

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Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen (Amy Richards/tsm)
Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen (Amy Richards/tsm)
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Kaysen Backs Fuel Tax Increase

Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says he supports a proposal in the state legislature to increase the gasoline tax by ten cents a gallon.

The mayor says highways and roads across the state are deteriorating, and notes that under the proposal local governments would receive part of the money raised for local infrastructure work

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Wyoming Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Protection’ Legislation

Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The "Firearms Protection Act" bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries.

Anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face fe

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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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Former Casper Mayor Facing Child Porn Charges Found Dead

Authorities are investigating the death of a former Casper mayor facing felony charges in a child pornography case. The body of 66-year-old Larry Clapp was discovered Monday.

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