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CHEYENNE — For years, Wyoming’s school capital construction account was primarily funded by federal coal lease bonus revenues.  “Those have essentially gone away,” Senior School Finance Analyst Matthew Willmarth with the Legislative Service Office told the Select Committee on School Facilities at...
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,...
CASPER — Land use revenue earmarked for Wyoming’s schools dropped for the fifth year in a row, the Legislative Service Office reported Monday. It’s the least the state has earned from activities on school trust lands in at least 15 years.  The majority of Wyoming state lands are managed to support...
Russia’s attack on Ukraine — coupled with international calls to close off ties with the energy super-giant — threaten to push Wyoming’s fossil fuel-reliant economy toward even more volatile territory, according to state economists. Although President Joe Biden’s executive order Tuesday banning...
There’s a simple way to predict how much public testimony to expect at the start of a committee meeting, according to Sen. Chris Rothfuss (D-Laramie). “You look at the room, the room is full. You look online, there are plenty of people,” Rothfuss told WyoFile. If participation promises to be high,...
CHEYENNE — Four Cheyenne residents on Friday filed a lawsuit against Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, alleging that he cast a ballot using a false address and thus committed voter fraud. On Monday, the lawmaker rejected the allegations. Last month, Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Frank Eathorne...
Session promises heavy workload — and not just for lawmakers By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com Lawmakers face a heavy workload Monday when the 2022 budget session begins. Along with passing a budget, they must hammer out a redistricting plan and allocate $1 billion in federal stimulus money. It’s not...
Another special session? Legislature sets aside funds just in case   By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com   Between the budget, federal stimulus allocation and redistricting, Wyoming lawmakers have their work cut out for them in the upcoming session. Now, half a million dollars set aside in the...
Wyo schools, Legislature make few changes as omicron spreads   By Sofia Jeremias and Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com   The highly transmissible omicron variant is driving another uptick in Wyoming COVID-19 infections, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. From schools to lawmakers, state...
Wyoming residents will soon be able to collect roadkill   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Wyoming is one step closer to adding roadkill to the dinner menu.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously last month to adopt regulations that will allow...

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