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Health care study bill approved by committee

An effort to determine the cause of Wyoming’s high health care costs won approval Wednesday from a Senate committee. The Senate’s Labor, Health and Social Services Committee approved SF 67 on a vote of 4-1, sending it to the Senate for debate by the full body. Keep Reading

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Legislature looks at shift in meeting schedule

Wyoming’s Legislature launched a review of its own schedule Wednesday as a House committee approved a possible change in the way lawmakers meet. Wyoming’s legislators now meet for 40 days one year and 20 days the next — for a total of no more than 60 days every two years. The shorter session is dedicated largely to drafting and approving a budget for the state. Keep Reading

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Gun-free zone repeal dies in committee

By Cowboy State Daily A bill that would have eliminated Wyoming’s “gun-free zones” was killed by a Senate committee on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 to kill SF 75, proposed by Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne. The bill would have eliminated areas where concealed weapons are not allowed, such as government buildings and school… Keep Reading

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Party switching bill could be revived

A bill that would limit when voters can change their party affiliations may be resurrected. SF 32 was killed by the Senate Corporation, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee on Tuesday, but the committee’s chairman said he’ll bring the issue back up for another vote. Keep Reading

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Transparency bill sent back for major overhaul

By Cowboy State Daily A bill that would have set a deadline for public agencies to turn over public documents was pulled back Tuesday to allow for a major overhaul. The Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee, faced with concerns by state and local government agencies about a proposed 10-day deadline for the release… Keep Reading

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Wyoming Legislature: Week in Review

The Wyoming Legislature is in recess for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Before lawmakers reconvene Tuesday morning we bring you a review of where a number of key bills – including Hathaway scholarships for career technical education, opioid abuse prevention, and limits on switching political parties – stand. #wyleg Keep Reading

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One of first state ‘Kickstart’ companies in operation

One of the first companies to receive a new type of economic development grant from the state of Wyoming has started operations in Cheyenne. Nymbl, financed in part by a $50,000 startup grant from Kickstart: Wyoming, uses its proprietary software to help companies sell and deliver small quantities of imprinted merchandise. Keep Reading

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In the Platte Valley, ice fishing derby a community affair

Ice anglers from several states are on Saratoga Lake this weekend for the annual Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The weekend, always the third in January, includes a special Small Fry Derby for children under age 14. Last weekend Platte Valley kids took to Treasure Island Pond on the Silver Spur Ranch to learn all the… Keep Reading

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