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Resolution would declare “Women’s Suffrage Day” in Wyoming

By Cowboy State Daily An official “Women’s Suffrage Day” would be commemorated in December under legislation approved in its first Senate review Friday. SJR 3 would declare Dec. 10 as Women’s Suffrage Day. Senator Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, tells Cowboy State Daily’s Bob Geha that the bill’s sponsors include every woman serving in the Legislature. Ellis… Keep Reading | 200 words

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Bill would limit amount of information provided on public pay

By Cowboy State Daily A bill that would limit the amount of information provided in official notices about how much public employees are paid cleared a House committee Thursday. HB 146 would remove the names of county and city public employees from a list that is published in the state’s newspapers. Under current law, that… Keep Reading | 297 words

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Party switch bill gets first committee review

By Cowboy State Daily A bill that would put limits on when voters can change their party affiliations got mixed reviews Thursday in its first session in a Senate committee. The Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee began its work on SF 32, which would require voters changing party affiliation to do so before… Keep Reading | 376 words

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Legislators take up a host of education bills

By Cowboy State Daily Support for a plan to expand eligibility for the state’s Hathaway Scholarship is being voiced by groups that have not spoken out on the scholarship program before, according to the chairman of the Senate Education Committee. SF 43, a bill that gained final Senate approval on Wednesday, would allow students taking… Keep Reading | 687 words

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Lodging tax clears first full House review

By Cowboy State Daily A proposal for a statewide lodging tax cleared an early hurdle in Wyoming’s House on Tuesday, while the Senate killed a bill that would have stiffened the penalties for animal cruelty. Representatives, in their first full review of HB 66, agreed to move it forward to a second reading on Wednesday.… Keep Reading | 453 words

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Primer: How a bill moves through the Legislature

By the Cowboy State Daily The journey of a bill through Wyoming’s Legislature involves several reviews by both the Senate and House, along with reviews by committees, after it is filed with the Legislative Service Office. It will be sent to the governor for his approval to become law only if approved at each step.… Keep Reading | 538 words

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