Sen. Ogden Driskill

Photo courtesy of Michael S. Smith

 
The 67th Wyoming Legislature kicked off its second week of the 2023 General Session on Monday, Jan. 16, and local legislators stated that Northeast Wyoming residents should pay particular attention to agriculture issues addressed in various bills up for consideration.  The House Agriculture...

A helicopter drives a band of wild horses into the BLM trap near Superior in October 2021. (Angus M. Thuermer, Jr./WyoFile)

 
Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) rode horseback into the Red Desert to see some new country last year.  An outfitter and rancher, Winter was accompanied by a rangeland specialist and members of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. During the outing he learned a good bit about a growing natural...
The 67th Wyoming Legislature convened on Tuesday, Jan. 10, for a 37-day General Session.  “The Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives will hold opening ceremonies as their first order of business and new members of the Legislature and legislative leadership will be sworn in at this time,” a...
Weston County is well represented in terms of agriculture in the  67th Wyoming Legislature this year as both Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, and Rep. Allen Slagle, R-Newcastle, will serve on agriculture committees on their respective sides of the State Capitol, according to a Dec. 2 release from...
CROOK COUNTY—Rep. Chip Neiman (R-Hulett) likens his first term in the Wyoming Legislature to being a newly married youngster responsible for a 2-month-old baby.  “I had flippin’ no idea what I was doing,” Neiman said from the living room of his ranch home. A newcomer to politics in general, that’s...
CHEYENNE – State Sen. Anthony Bouchard will not be the subject of a formal investigation following a misconduct complaint filed in March, and he was assigned to serve on a committee in the upcoming year.  Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, received a letter from Senate President Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, that...
POWELL – Powell’s new state senator has been shut out of Legislative Committees for the 2023 general session.  Senator-elect Dan Laursen was not listed on any committees in the release from the Legislative Service Office last week outlining committee assignments for the general session starting in...
CASPER – The Legislature’s Management Council advanced a bill Thursday that would allow lawmakers and their dependents to enroll in the state employees group health insurance plan.  The council also moved along a bill to create an independent commission that would review compensation for lawmakers...
CHEYENNE — Members of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives selected their respective leaders and finalized committee assignments for the 67th Wyoming Legislature following party caucuses Nov. 19 and 20.  Members of leadership will be formally confirmed, and newly elected legislators will...

Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, during a Republican Party Meet and Greet prior to the 2022 primary election. 

Legislators who represent Weston County occupy leadership spots in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and Wyoming Senate after Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, was elected Senate president and Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett, was elected majority floor leader for the 67th Wyoming Legislature...

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