Wyoming Legislature

LARAMIE — As the potential for an abortion ban looms over Wyoming, local abortion-rights advocates have made it clear they won’t accept it quietly.  “We all love someone who has had an abortion or could need one. I think it’s bulls- — they’re taking it away,” said Brie Squires.  Squires was one of...
A unanimous recommendation that would split white-tail and mule deer hunting licenses in the state has been forwarded to the Travel, Recreation, Wildlife, and Cultural Resources Committee of the Wyoming House of Representatives. The governor-appointed Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce wants the committee...
CASPER — A bloc of conservative state lawmakers are urging Wyoming’s U.S. senators to vote against an impending gun control bill that would include funding for red flag laws.  Twenty members of the Legislature released a letter Monday opposing any form of gun control. A second letter written by the...
SHERIDAN — A Wyoming Legislature committee is discussing an “e-residency” program, which would allow computer-based businesses in other states to operate under Wyoming’s business environment and statutes without physically relocating to Wyoming. The Legislature’s Select Committee on Blockchain,...
CHEYENNE — There could be a pathway for Wyoming politicians to be formally cleared to accept campaign contributions in the form of virtual currency – at least possibly if state officials go along with this suggestion.  During a hearing Tuesday morning of the Legislature’s Select Committee on...
About a quarter of legislative races in Wyoming’s 2022 election will likely be decided by default, instead of voters. Twenty-two state House and Senate seats are set to go uncontested in both the August primary and November general elections, according to the candidate roster released May 27 by the...
CHEYENNE — Health care advocates told legislators Friday that a lack of mental health resources, such as emergency centers, infrastructure, staff and funding has caused crisis care gaps in Wyoming.  These gaps extend to non-emergent mental health services, but there was an emphasis placed on crisis...
SHERIDAN — Results of a survey available on the Wyoming Education Association website shows 65% of Wyoming teachers would quit if they could, researcher Mark Perkins said. During an interim meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee May 31, Perkins — the assistant professor of...
CHEYENNE — As many school districts across Wyoming suffer the impacts of funding shortages, their career and technical education programs have not been immune. Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee listened as stakeholders came forward Wednesday afternoon to bring attention...
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources committee is considering a controversial bill draft requiring separate hunting licenses for white-tailed deer and mule deer. The Wyoming Wildlife Task Force brought the recommendation to the committee...

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