Wyoming Legislature

CASPER — Lawmakers could see salary hikes and other added compensation for their service in upcoming years.  The Wyoming Legislature’s Subcommittee on Legislator Compensation recommended to the Management Council on Tuesday several bills that would give lawmakers health insurance benefits and...
JACKSON — On state trust land near Teton Village, 800 units of storage and 11 glamping sites are being installed, even though Teton County commissioners have asked the courts to review the state’s decision to approve both operations. West Bank residents are wondering why a legal appeal didn’t stop...
CHEYENNE — The Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to join the Wyoming Education Association’s lawsuit against the state, alleging it has negatively affected the state’s largest school district by failing to adequately fund education.  Board members voted on the...
GILLETTE — Voters will get the chance to decide on two amendments to the Wyoming Constitution in the general election. Amendment A allows cities, counties, towns, school districts and other political subdivisions to invest money in stocks and equities. And Amendment B would increase the mandatory...
CASPER — After learning of a write-in effort to oust Republican nominee Sen. Ogden Driskill, the Campbell County GOP expressed frustration at Republican candidates “re-inventing themselves” to run in the general election.  Following the primaries, supporters of Roger Connett, who lost by 442 votes...
CHEYENNE — Service dog handlers in Cheyenne say they feel unsafe in some local stores because of an apparent unwillingness to regulate the behavior of pet dogs.  These handlers, who use service dogs specifically trained to perform tasks related to disabilities, said in interviews with the Wyoming...
Weston County School District No. 1 will not, at this time, join the Wyoming Education Association’s lawsuit claiming that the State Legislature has failed to adequately fund K-12 education, according to a recent conversation during the Sept. 7 board of trustee meeting.  The board decided to take...
CODY —From “Longmire” to “Yellowstone,” Wyoming goes over big on the small screen. But Wyoming residents won’t see any familiar sights on those programs. Series inspired by the works of Wyoming authors Craig Johnson and C.J. Box were filmed in New Mexico and Canada, respectively.  More painfully...
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 — In January 2013, then-Gov. Matt Mead signed into law sweeping changes that effectively made Wyoming’s schools superintendent a ceremonial position.  It had taken lawmakers only 12 days to pass Senate File 104, which removed the elected superintendent from day-to-day management of the state...

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