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Party-change bills progress

A second bill seeking stricter rules for political party changes in the run-up to an election has cleared its respective chamber.

House Bill 106 passed by a vote of 41-18 on Wednesday. It would require that voters decide which party they want to register under by May 1, months before the primary. Both HB 106 and its mate in the Senate, SF 160, will now go to the opposite chamber.

— Cody Cottier, Jackson Hole Daily

Wyoming leg session hits halftime

The Wyoming Legislature has hit its midpoint this session, which has been one of its busiest in recent years in terms of number of bills proposed.

According to the Legislative Service Office, a total of 499 bills were filed this session, including 326 in the House of Representatives and 173 in the Senate.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that this breaks the high watermark of 485 bills introduced in the 2017 general session.

Monday night marked a key deadline for bills to be heard for the first time on the floor of the house in which they were introduced.

— The Associated Press

 

Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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