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CASPER — Two marijuana ballot initiatives have failed after falling short of Wyoming’s county requirements, a marijuana advocacy group announced Thursday.

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CHEYENNE — A bill that would gradually increase the number of bar and grill liquor licenses available in local communities was approved Monday by the Wyoming Legislature’s House Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee. Senate File 13, titled “Bar and grill liquor license…

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CASPER — The Legislature wrapped up its fourth week in session on Friday — finishing up final budget amendments despite a power outage at the Wyoming Capitol — marking the halfway point of the session. Friday was also the last day for bills to make it out of committee, meaning that many bill…

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CASPER — Wyoming is inching closer to criminalizing gender-affirming treatment for children. Senate File 111, sponsored by Sen. Charles Scott, R-Casper, cleared its third reading in the Senate on Thursday in a 22-9 vote and is now headed to the House.

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CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account.

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CASPER — Access to mental health care remains a challenge for many of Wyoming’s communities. Growing demand has been met with a shortage of mental health care providers, making it difficult for many residents to get the care they need.

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SUNDANCE — Among the details added to Gov. Mark Gordon’s budget proposal last week was a plan to offer more property tax relief to Wyoming residents most impacted by inflation: seniors and people living on fixed incomes.

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The Legislature’s Joint Agriculture Committee voted last week to subpoena Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill to testify on her role in a dispute over grazing permits on state land. A ranching family involved in the dispute has accused her of having a conflict of interest.

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For years, Teton County’s representatives in Cheyenne have been unanimous: They’ve backed a real estate transfer tax, hoping to capture money from real estate sales and put it toward affordable housing.

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CHEYENNE — The external cost adjustment for K-12 public schools totaled $70 million when it left the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee earlier this month, but it now stands at $43.3 million for fiscal year 2024.

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Amid heightened scrutiny, heated testimony, and key staff resignation announcements, Wyoming lawmakers tackled numerous hot-button election topics this month, including electronic voting machines, ranked-choice voting, primary reform, elected-office vacancies, campaign finance and the secret…

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Roughly a quarter of Wyoming’s executive branch agency employees left their jobs between July 2021 and June 2022, according to a new report by the Department of Administration and Information.

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CHEYENNE – Although it would be later than previously anticipated, Wyoming could still get its very own virtual currency.

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The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee spent almost half of its two-day meeting in Lander last week discussing whether Wyoming’s private-trust and limited-liability-company laws are prone to abuse by bad actors — tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering, shielding assets from creditor…

Sen. Mike Gierau (D)

Sen. Mike Gierau (D) was elected to Wyoming Senate District 17 (Teton County) in 2018. He serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and is minority caucus chair. He previously represented House District 16 (Teton County) for two years, from 2016 to 2018. Gierau also served four years as a Jackson town councilor, from 1988 to 1992, and six years as a Teton County commissioner, from 2007 to 2013.
Cell: (307) 413-0109
Email: Mike.Gierau@wyoleg.gov

Rep. Andy Schwartz (D)

Rep. Andy Schwartz (D) was first elected to Wyoming House District 23 (Teton County) in 2014 and won re-election in 2016 and 2018. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He also served 11 years as a Teton County Commissioner from 2001 to 2012.
Cell: (307) 413-6464
Email: Andy.Schwartz@wyoleg.gov

Rep. Mike Yin (D)

Rep. Mike Yin (D) was elected to Wyoming House District 16 (Teton County) in 2018. He serves on the Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee, as well as the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. Yin is Wyoming’s first Chinese-American state legislator. He has served on the START board since 2017.
Cell: (307) 201-9897
Email: Mike.Yin@wyoleg.gov

Rep. Jim Roscoe (I)

Rep. Jim Roscoe (I) was elected to Wyoming House District 22 (Lincoln/Sublette/Teton) in 2018. He serves on the Revenue Committee, as well as the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. Roscoe is the first independent to serve in Wyoming’s state Legislature since 1978. He previously represented the same district as a Democrat for four years, from 2009 to 2013.
Cell: (307) 730-5389
Email: Jim.Roscoe@wyoleg.gov

Sen. Dan Dockstader (R)

Sen. Dan Dockstader (R) is the president of the Wyoming Senate. He serves on the Legislature’s Management Council, and Senate Rules and Procedure Committee. Dockstader has served in the Wyoming Senate since 2009, and previously served one term in the Wyoming House. His district covers parts of Teton, Lincoln and Sublette Counties. Dockstader lives in Afton.
Home: 307-885-9705
Email: Dan.Dockstader@wyoleg.gov