Contact Us

UW President’s Search Bill Clears House Heads to Senate [AUDIO]

Wyoming House (Amy Richards/TSM)

The state House passed a bill on a 41-18 vote that would allow searches for University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public.The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. the bill was proposed after media outlets in the state protested the decision by the UW Board of Trustees to hold a confidential search for a new president to replace retiring president Tom Buchanan. House Majority Whip Casper Representative Tim Stubson (HD-56) says the university could attract more quality candidates if the search is done confidentially.

we know for a fact that we would have had a significantly smaller pool of candidates….

Jackson Representative Keith Gingery,Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says the names of the finalists should be made public.

 …people on the committee say hey I know this person, good guy….

The Wyoming Senate has defeated a bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The bill’s sponsor, Senate Minority Floor Leader Senator Chris Rothfuss (SD-9) said he is disappointed the bill failed .

 It’s definitely a big issue in Laramie, I do believe it’s a big issue around the state….

Opponents,of the bill, including Casper Senator Charlie Scott (SD-30) said he was concerned that the bill would classify gays and lesbians as a protected class of citizens and lead to employment lawsuits.

Our legal system is so expensive and so distorts things that I have reservations in the employment area about creating special protected classes…

Complete Audio

Rep. Stubson on UW President bill

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Rep Gingery on needs to be open

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sen. Rothfuss on SF131 dying

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sen. Scott on problems with SF131

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More News from KGAB

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kgab.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KGAB 650AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KGAB 650AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!