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Etna shooting investigation continues

◆ Charges not yet filed in “complicated case” The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has concluded their investigation of a shooting that took place in Etna on April 14. The investigation is now in the hands of the Lincoln County Attorney’s…

Medical marijuana report bill moves out of committee

By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A second Wyoming bill related to marijuana advanced out of the House Judiciary on Thursday after a 6-3 vote. Public comment for House Bill 82, which would authorize funding…

Legislature launches committee meetings for the 66th session

◆ Committees have a full slate of Legislation to consider. The Wyoming State Legislature launches a series of committee meetings next week, all related to bills that will be heard in the 66th session. Bill assignments were directed to the…

Land deal still on state’s radar despite pandemic

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – A lot has changed since Gov. Mark Gordon announced earlier this year that the state was exploring a deal to buy roughly a million acres of land in…

Power Wyoming to Provide Information for Future Planning

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon formally announced the launch of Power Wyoming this morning, a planning effort with an initial goal of providing an accurate and comprehensive analysis of Wyoming’s future revenue scenarios to Wyoming citizens and lawmakers. This effort…

State law now allows for expanded enforcement of red light violations near school buses

This week the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder to drivers to pay attention and be sure to stop for school buses. According to Sheriff Johnson, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office takes red light violations very seriously. When a…

UW requesting $31.3 million more in state funding

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming has requested the Legislature appropriate $31.3 million more in biennial funding for the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years. The bulk of that, $28 million, is…

Education tax bill heads to Legislature

By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — A bill to increase education funding by raising property taxes on residential and industrial property will land in the Legislature early next year. Given the testimony the bill…

Wyoming Legislative Update: February 22, 2018

Dan Dockstader, Senator for District 16 reports from Cheyenne – Visit the online home of the Wyoming Legislature by clicking here. The biennium budgeting process continues in Cheyenne with a series of amendments that were brought to the budget during…

Former State Representative, Robert McKim, passes away at age 72

Former Wyoming State Representative Robert McKim passed away on Monday, February 19. He was 72. McKim was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis approximately 18 months ago, necessitating his resignation from Wyoming House District 21 in September of 2017. He served from…