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Budget proposals finalized in House, Senate

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — After two days without meeting due to the historic winter storm that hit southeast Wyoming last weekend, state lawmakers will return to the Capitol Wednesday with a divide…

Bill to keep fossil fuel plants open approved by committee

By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A bill to prevent Wyoming fossil fuel plant closures cleared a legislative committee on Wednesday, despite opposition from the public, consumer advocates and several utility companies. House Bill 166…

Representative Heiner updates community on pending legislation

Representative Scott Heiner from House District 18 phoned in to speak with SVI media’s Duke Dance on Feb 25. He shared the latest from the legislature and spoke about some pieces of legislation upcoming. Legislators went back into committee work…

Standing Committees to meet next week; Legislature to reconvene on March 1

Cheyenne – The Wyoming Legislature will hold three days of standing committee meetings next week leading up to the reconvening of the 2021 General Session on March 1. The purpose of the meetings is to consider and take public testimony…

Legislator proposes consolidation of school districts

By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Facing massive cuts to the state’s K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming’s 48 school districts into 24….

Erickson comments on district test scores and budget

◆ Erickson spoke cautiously but optimistically about budget cuts. Lincoln County School District No. 2 Superintendent Matt Erickson visited with Duke Dance of the SVI Radio Network on the Weekday Wake-Up Tuesday, January 26. Erickson shared that he is very…

Dockstader sworn in as Senate President

CHEYENNE – Senator Dan Dockstader was confirmed this week as the president of the Wyoming Senate for the 66th session of the Wyoming legislature. He replaced Senator Drew Perkins in this crucial leadership role. “It’s an enormously complex and difficult…

Legislative committees to review variety of bills this week

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — After adjourning from its one-day virtual session last Tuesday, the Wyoming Legislature will quickly resume its work starting this week, with nearly every legislative committee set to meet…

Sweetwater County approves plan for additional horse racing terminals

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — Sweetwater County commissioners approved a plan by Wyoming Downs LLC to add more historic horse racing terminals in Sweetwater County. Wyoming Downs operates pari-mutuel simulcast wagering in the county and is seeking approval from the county…

Most of legislative session to be delayed, exact timeline yet to be finalized

◆ State lawmakers looking beyond January as a safety precaution. By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Wyoming News Exchange The Wyoming Legislature will delay most of its 2021 general session beyond January as a safety precaution against COVID-19, which has…