Sen. Lynn Hutchings

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...

Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, photo by Michael Smith

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Senate passed an amendment to defund gender studies at the University of Wyoming, while a mirror amendment was rejected down the hall in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.   Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, introduced Amendment 13 to the Senate budget, which states “...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives and Senate approved mirror budget amendments Monday that would allow the state to send $2 million to Texas or provide resources like personnel to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.   If the amendments in both chambers are, in fact, identical, and no...
FROM WYOFILE:    Bills have been wide-ranging this year, including limits on gender-affirming care for minors, preferred pronoun usage, as well as obscenity laws.   As the Wyoming Legislature’s budget session began, lawmakers had at least 10 bills to consider related to transgender people, gender-...
CASPER  — Lawmakers on a legislative health panel declined last week to move forward with a draft bill that would have made emergency medical services (EMS) an essential service in Wyoming and seen the state contribute directly to ambulance care for the first time.   The failed proposal to...
Lawmakers plan to take aim at absence of prior approval rules CASPER — Wyoming is the only state without laws that guide how health insurance companies can approve and deny medical care. Lawmakers on the joint health committee agreed to try to change that Friday.  Members of the Joint Labor, Health...
CHEYENNE — In a records-request fight between two residents and the Wyoming Department of Education, initial documents show the state spent taxpayer dollars on a private anti-sexualization event hosted by the former state superintendent.   Brian Schroeder was appointed as the state superintendent...
CHEYENNE — Stakeholders had the weekend to sit with the final decisions announced Friday by Gov. Mark Gordon on several pieces of legislation passed during the recent general session.   Their reactions were divided, as Wyoming became the first state to ban the use of abortion pills and followed...
CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday vetoed legislation designed to prevent people from sending misleading absentee ballot request forms, saying late changes to the bill could produce unintended consequences that compromise election integrity.    Since the Legislature is no longer in session, it...

Flanked by lawmakers and stakeholders, Gov. Mark Gordon holds up legislation to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage during a formal ceremony to sign the bill on March 3, 2023. (Maggie Mullen/WyoFile)

When Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage Friday, Sen. Fred Baldwin (R-Kemmerer) shed a few tears — a moment of joy after months of uncertainty.    Addressing the lawmakers and advocates assembled to celebrate House Bill 4 – Medicaid twelve month postpartum coverage...

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