As the Wyoming Legislature nears the end of its general session, many bills that could have impacted Teton County have failed — taxes, mostly, but also bills about health care, highways and sales of public lands.
CHEYENNE — After four years of attempts, state lawmakers are close to passing legislation that would reduce Democratic representation on the powerful and traditionally nonpartisan legislative committee that sets the agendas, rules and protocols for the entire body.
CHEYENNE — A bill to protect journalists from having to disclose their anonymous sources during lawsuits was defeated by a Senate committee Friday morning, meaning Wyoming will remain one of two states without some version of a shield law in place.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., addressed the Wyoming House and Senate on Friday morning, using the platform to advocate for the role the state could play in technological innovation.
The prodigious wealth of some Teton County residents loomed large this week as the House Revenue Committee considered legislation to levy a state income tax.
The House Revenue Committee was again disinterested in new taxes last week as it voted down a real estate transfer tax, and an expansion of the sales tax from goods to services.
A legislative committee voted 5-0 to advance a bill that could limit Wyoming municipalities’ authority over municipal utilities after hearing testimony from Jackson landowner Nikki Gill.
A group of lawmakers has filed a bill that seeks to shift authority over elk feedground closures from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to the governor.
The 66th Wyoming Legislature is set to convene Tuesday, but what the session will look like remains to be seen, pending debate about how to meet in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sen. Mike Gierau (D)
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Rep. Andy Schwartz (D)
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Rep. Mike Yin (D)
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Rep. Jim Roscoe (I)
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Sen. Dan Dockstader (R)