Sen. Cheri Steinmetz

The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees applauded the death of the Civics Transparency Act, a bill that would have required teachers to post their class materials online for public view.  Senate File 62 died in the House Education Committee, on a 4-5 vote, on March 8 after...
State salary increases a priority in Gordon’s budget   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon considers salary increases meant to support state employee recruitment and retention a high priority in the 2023-24 biennium budget. He included $53...
Mask mandate approved for Torrington schools   By Tyler Martineau Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange   TORRINGTON — The Goshen County School District approved a motion for K-12 mask mandates during a special meeting.  Community members packed into the Torrington High School auditorium to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The future of education funding in Wyoming has changed and morphed several times over the past year. The most recent bill up for consideration, House Bill 173, substitute number one, proposes a 0.65% cut, down from the 10% originally proposed by Gov. Mark Gordon. ...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   According to Wyoming Department of Health data, 72 elderly people face a loss of services provided by Weston County Health Services In-Home Health Department if funding is not secured during the March legislative session, according to a press release from AARP...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The 2020 general session of the 66th Wyoming Legislature reconvened on Jan. 26 in a virtual session via Zoom. During the virtual portion of the session, Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, said that the House and Senate will deal with committee bills passed during the...

Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, visits with Rick Dunford before the kick off of the 2019 Legislative Lunch hosted by the Weston County Republican Party and the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce at the Pizza Barn on April 6. Rep. Hans Hunt, R-Newcastle, pictured below, Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, and Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, attended the event where they were allowed time to present about the recent session and answer questions posed by the public. (Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ)

Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The 2019 Wyoming legislative session came to a close on Feb. 28, and local legislators attended a legislative symposium, hosted by the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Weston County Republican Party, on April 6 to present a wrap up of the session.  Three of...

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