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State may ease liquor restrictions

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the shipment of Wyoming-made liquor across state lines as a part of a package of bills allowing greater flexibility for the state’s small distillers amid mounting economic challenges brought on...

 

Potential seen by Occidental land owners

CASPER — The new owners of 5 million combined acres of land and mineral rights in southern Wyoming say they plan to pursue opportunities to expand renewable energy development in addition to existing drilling and mining activity — a potential...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 12, 2020

State readies for unique election

CASPER – As COVID-19’s interruptions on everyday life began stretching into the late-spring and early summer, voters around the country began looking toward their upcoming elections – and a pivotal presidential election in November – with...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 15, 2020

Tensions with China may impact land deal

CASPER — If Wyoming plans to double down on minerals to save its future, then trona – one of the Equality State’s most critical natural resources – is probably its safest bet. Worldwide, Wyoming stands as one of the world’s richest stores...

 

State budget cut by $250 million

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed off on more than $250 million in state budget cuts that includes furloughs and layoffs for state employees, a significant hit to senior services and a $90 million reduction to the Department of Health amid a...

 

Wyoming to submit bid for Occidental land

CASPER — Wyoming is expected to bid on 5 million combined acres of land sometime this week after the State Loan and Investment Board authorized the treasurer’s office Monday to make a play on the Occidental Petroleum property. The language of...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 22, 2020

Lawmakers to prepare emergency legislation

CASPER — Legislative leaders voted unanimously on Thursday to pursue several pieces of emergency legislation, all but guaranteeing the Wyoming Legislature will meet in its first special session since 2004. In a conference call with Management Counc...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    March 25, 2020

Gordon joins GOP governors in seeking more money for states in stimulus bill

Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon joined in signing a letter to congressional leadership seeking additional funding for states in Congress’ nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill that’s intended to help address...

 

Legislators seek to regulate internet

CHEYENNE — Wyoming may be a frontier state, but it sure loves its fences. More than a century ago, Wyoming built its stock with fences, its forebears reining in the wild, open spaces with apportioned grazing lands and property lines all neatly...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 29, 2020

Gordon: Coal still has a role

CASPER — Like a near-consensus of the world’s scientific community, Gov. Mark Gordon believes in climate change. Like many across the planet, Gordon believes the problem is a man-made one, and that something needs to be done about it. But – as...

 

Wyoming officials working to improve election security

CASPER — In 2016, the Russian government successfully hacked America’s elections. It hijacked messaging, assisted certain candidates and, in some cases, even managed to breach a state’s voter registration system. With the 2020 election...

 

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