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Money for nontraditional students not immediately available

By Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — Although the framework for a new scholarship program for nontraditional students in Wyoming is now in place, no awards will be made until the state’s endowment fund reaches $50…

Park County Republicans condemn Legislature

By CJ Baker Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The Park County Republican Party condemned the leaders of the Wyoming Legislature, called for the state’s elections to be tallied by hand and took a stand against health care…

Bill banning early release of mugshots advances

JACKSON (WNE) — In a world of rapid sharing online, the Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that may protect those charged with a crime from the harsh court of public opinion. State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a proposed…

Senators file bill requiring schools to share lesson information

By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Last fall, two of the Wyoming Legislature’s top lawmakers held a press conference with the then-schools superintendent to announce plans for a bill tied to public concerns over critical…

Lawmakers want to reimburse fossil fuel producers to offset fed royalty hike

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Some Wyoming lawmakers want to provide a tax refund to fossil fuel producers to help offset a potential federal mineral royalty rate hike. The Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee on Thursday unanimously passed the Mineral royalties…

Latest redistricting plan: Add 3 more lawmakers

By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Lawmakers are considering increasing the size of the Legislature to 62 representatives and 31 senators after discussion during a months-long redistricting process has often resulted in gridlock. For…

Another special session? Legislature sets aside funds just in case

By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com Between the budget, federal stimulus allocation and redistricting, Wyoming lawmakers have their work cut out for them in the upcoming session. Now, half a million dollars set aside in the legislative budget suggests that some are…

Local lawmakers in a battle over rural representation

Local legislators are fighting to keep rural representation at the state level during an ongoing redistricting battle. Many lawmakers in the state are hoping to redraw boundaries in a way that would essentially add a House seat in the Cheyenne…

Idea of giving Wyoming residents more game licenses examined

By Alex Hargrave Buffalo Bulletin Via- Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO — Stakeholders are again exploring increasing residents’ share of big game hunting licenses from 80% to 90%, which would decrease the percentage of licenses available to nonresidents. The issue is…

Legislators say budget work will be easier, but still tough

By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via- Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN — Even in relatively easy years, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, which entered its second full week of budget discussions Monday, has a lot of work to do….