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988 hotline funding cut to $10M

By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The House Appropriations Committee slashed a request for $40 million to fund a 988 hotline trust fund by three-quarters Tuesday morning. “I’m disappointed,” Rep. Jon Conrad, R-Mountain View,…

Lawmakers ponder ‘looming issue’ of replacing high schools

By Cassia Catterall Gillette News Record Via- Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — State legislators expect that in upcoming years they’ll need to fork out about $500 million for multiple high schools they say need replacement throughout the state. That number…

Sweeping sales tax reform bill falters

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyomingites probably won’t see a big change in sales taxes this year after lawmakers tabled a sweeping bill that would have nixed most exemptions while decreasing the overall…