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CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the 67th Wyoming Legislature will decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program eligibility in the upcoming general session.  If approved, Wyoming will be the last state in the West to do so.  The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to sponsor...
CHEYENNE —A subcommittee of state lawmakers will be developed to reevaluate the ethics complaints rule of the House and Senate in the upcoming year.  Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council passed the motion Monday afternoon after they were recommended to do so by the Select...
CHEYENNE —The Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council Committee will be responsible in the coming months for reviewing Joint Rule 22, which encompasses ethics complaints for actions such as misconduct involving legislative duties, violence or disorderly conduct, and bribes.  Members of the Select...
CHEYENNE — A draft bill to create specific offenses for assault, threat of violence and battery against health care providers failed a Tuesday vote. Wyoming’s Joint Judiciary Committee rejected the measure.  According to testimony, incidences of such violence have increased in recent years....
CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are working on a bill that could increase criminal penalties for attacking health care workers.  A similar bill was attempted in 2013, but failed after passing the senate. But health care workers who testified to the Joint Judiciary Committee in May said that attacks have...
CHEYENNE — An announcement will be made regarding the complaint made against state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, sometime before the Wyoming Legislature’s next general session, which begins in January.  The complaint was made by Wyoming Hospital Association President Eric Boley in early March...
POWELL — A concerning trend in nursing care in Montana may offer a glimpse of what’s to come in Wyoming.  Seven nursing homes have closed in Montana, which represents about 10% of its nursing home beds.  “There are a few others in Montana that have voiced their concerns about their long-term...
CHEYENNE — Facing a deadline today to provide a written response to allegations of misconduct, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is not backing down from defending himself and criticizing some colleagues.  He has been called upon for a response following a complaint filed against him by Wyoming...
CHEYENNE — Facing a deadline today to provide a written response to allegations of misconduct, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is not backing down from defending himself and criticizing some colleagues.  He has been called upon for a response following a complaint filed against him by Wyoming...
CASPER — Legislative leaders have asked a Senate panel to consider whether to launch a formal investigation into allegations recently brought against Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Burns.  The request for an investigation comes days after the Senate voted to remove Bouchard from his committee assignments...

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