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 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 15, 2021 

Wyo emerges from session with no long-term budget, ed solutions

The Wyoming Legislature entered the 2021 legislative session with a lofty agenda to cut education spending, stall revenue declines and guide a Wyoming economy battered by COVID-19 to a sustainable future. But in one of the longest legislative...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 1, 2021

Republicans accuse Wyo. GOP of election fraud

Jon Conrad was done with sitting on the sidelines. The Evanston resident had been engaged at the state level for decades. Conrad had served under former Govs. Matt Mead and Dave Freudenthal, as chair of the Wyoming Workforce Development Council and...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    March 25, 2021

Special session eyed to allocate federal relief funds

CHEYENNE – What can cash-strapped Wyoming do with $1.3 billion from the federal government? Plenty, if you ask members of the Wyoming Legislature. Yet lawmakers are hesitant to say such a windfall can solve the current budget crisis. It will take...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    City    March 10, 2021

New lawmaker's tattoo has ties to far-right anti-government movement

The Three Percenters movement has gained representation in the Wyoming Legislature — at least symbolically. A photograph resurfaced this week of freshman Rep. Marshall Burt (L-Green River) that shows a tattoo on his left forearm — the Roman...

 

Wyo. GOP censures Cheney

CASPER — The Wyoming Republican Party’s state central committee voted by a resounding margin Saturday to censure Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump, making her the third person to be censured by...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 20, 2021

GOP chair says Western states watching Texas secession effort

CASPER — The chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party on Friday said Western states are “paying attention” to the effort by some in Texas’ far-right to try to secede from the United States. Appearing on former White House chief strategist... Full story

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    December 2, 2020

Lawsuit says lab owners misled feds

CASPER — A lawsuit filed this month against the Food and Drug Administration in U.S. District Court alleges the owner of Cody Labs misled federal regulators when it moved production of a drug from its Cody manufacturing facility to upstate New...

 

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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