Gov. Mark Gordon

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CHEYENNE — A $40 million allocation for 988 hotline operations is still alive in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but since lawmakers must reconcile a $900 million difference in the two chambers’ budgets, one advocate says he’s concerned that funding is on the chopping block.   Last week,...
FROM WYOFILE:    Gov. Mark Gordon celebrated the ‘unequivocal win’ for Wyoming’s coal industry, while demand for new federal leases is at an all-time low.   A federal appeals court has overturned an Obama-era moratorium for new coal mine leasing on public lands — an “unequivocal win” for Wyoming’s...

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JACKSON  — Attempts to curtail the sale of the Kelly parcel to the National Park Service were quashed in the Wyoming Legislature.   Authorization to sell the parcel to the federal government remained in both chambers’ versions of the budget bill by press time Thursday. But strings have been...
FROM WYOFILE:    If the provision remains in the budget, it would mark the first time the Wyoming Legislature has successfully curbed access to some gender-affirming care in the state.   Some Medicaid patients seeking gender-affirming care in Wyoming could feel the impact of a budget change passed...

Former Jackson Mayor and Teton County Commissioner Mark Barron at the elk antler auction in 2013. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr.)

FROM WYOFILE:    Appointed to represent local governments on the regulatory reduction task force, former Jackson mayor says that was not his job.   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   A member of a legislative housing task force who has plans for an accessory housing unit on his own lot says he...
POWELL — Cody students these days have been learning in part by engaging with their community.    This year 10 Cody students spent a portion of their day using Cody Regional Health as an opportunity for hands-on learning. They visited the hospital's different departments and learned about diet,...

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Implementation plans, compliance would have new deadlines   CASPER — State leaders are poised to double down on a mandate that requires utilities to implement carbon capture systems (CCS) on coal fired power plants with the unanimous advancement of SF42 out of the Senate Minerals, Business &...

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FROM WYOFILE:    Through the budgeting process, the secretary of state is being scrutinized by some in the Wyoming Legislature, which has a history of challenging the authorities of the five statewide elected officials.   A battle brewing over a clause in the Wyoming Secretary of State’s budget has...

PacifiCorp’s Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant just outside Glenrock. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

 

FROM WYOFILE:    Proponents of the measure say more time is needed to attract interest from prospective third parties that might assume the costs of retrofitting coal plants.   Wyoming’s carbon capture mandate at coal-fired power plants saw several amendments last week and will head to the Wyoming...
February 26 through March 3 officially declared National Invasive Species Awareness Week CHEYENNE, WYO. (February 22, 2024) – The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is reminding citizens in the Cowboy State to be on the lookout for invasive species by using six tips to help prevent the spread of...

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