Wyoming Legislature

CASPER — The Legislature wrapped up its fourth week in session on Friday, finishing up final budget amendments despite a power outage at the Wyoming Capitol.    The end of the week marked the halfway point of the session. Friday was also the last day for bills to make it out of committee, meaning...
CASPER — As lawmakers continue to debate how to address Wyoming’s troubled housing market, a legislative panel narrowly rejected a bill to create a state housing trust fund.    A housing trust fund, at its most basic, is a standing pot of money for housing needs. Typically, a portion of that money...
JACKSON — Wyoming lawmakers in the House passed two bills Thursday to expand property tax relief programs.   The votes came in the wake of a year when many homeowners across the state saw double-digit property tax rate increases.   Fetching unanimous House approval were amendments expanding the...

A hunting license fee hike being considered by the Wyoming Legislature would boost the cost of a nonresident any-sex pronghorn tag from $288 to $874, but that 300% increase would only apply to 40% of nonresident licenses. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

CHEYENNE—A once-dead measure that would boost the price of some nonresident deer and pronghorn hunting licenses by as much as 300% has been revived.   Although it enjoyed support from a Gov. Mark Gordon-appointed committee and hunting advocacy groups, Senate File 60 – Nonresident hunting license...
LOVELL — Senator Dan Laursen, R-Powell, has filed a resolution calling for a convention of states to propose various amendments to the United States Constitution.   The resolution, SJ0011, passed out of the Corporations Committee Thursday with a 3-2 vote and passed second reading in the Senate...
CASPER —Wyoming is inching closer to criminalizing gender-affirming treatment for children. Senate File 111, sponsored by Sen. Charles Scott, R-Casper, cleared its third reading in the Senate on Thursday in a 22-9 vote and is now headed to the House.    Following the vote, a member of the public...
CHEYENNE —A bill that would have repealed educational exceptions for promoting obscenity in Wyoming law was pulled from consideration by its sponsor during a Senate Education Committee meeting on Wednesday.   Chairman Sen. Charles Scott, R-Casper, agreed to hold back Senate File 177 in the wake of...
CASPER — Rep. Art Washut, R-Casper, was the tie-breaking vote on Wednesday that pushed forward a sweeping abortion bill aimed at nixing rape and incest exemptions currently on the books and bullet-proofing an abortion ban against legal scrutiny.    But just before the roll call, Washut expressed...
JACKSON — Last week, state Sen. Mike Gierau cast the deciding vote against spending $1 million earmarked for a long-sought set of wildlife crossings in his district.   But after lunch, the Teton County Democrat and six other Wyoming senators revived the bill.   Now it’s headed to the Wyoming House...

A photo of Lester Hunt at the time he was governor of Wyoming seated at his desk. (Wyoming State Archives)

After Wyoming’s U.S. Sen. Lester Hunt took his own life in 1954, the details surrounding his death were largely kept from public view, thereby obscuring his legacy of public service. A resolution now before the Wyoming Legislature is intended to set the record straight and to catalyze today’s...

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