Wyoming Senate President Dan Dockstader announced Wednesday that he is leaving the hotly contested race for secretary of state and endorsing fellow Sen. Tara Nethercott, R-Cheyenne.
Midterm elections often come and go without the fanfare of presidential-year elections. But 2022’s elections are shaping up to be both well-watched and hotly contested.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee will spend some of its interim session looking for ways to protect vulnerable adults from financial exploitation.
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…
BUFFALO — The Wyoming Legislature has passed a bill that would begin collecting statewide data on the juvenile justice system in Wyoming in hopes of better understanding what works and what doesn’t in the state.
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.
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the House failed to introduce a bill on the floor by Friday’s deadline that would have expanded Medicaid coverage for Wyoming residents. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead for this session.
CHEYENNE — Even with support from the industry lobby, a push to amend Wyoming’s agricultural property tax failed to find traction with lawmakers in Cheyenne.
From abortion to transgender rights to critical race theory, Rep. Andy Schwartz warned of a “growing split” in the Republican Party as he updated Teton County Democrats on the state of affairs in Cheyenne.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort crowned two new winners of Kings and Queens of Corbet’s, a contest that on Thursday featured 23 skiers and snowboarders hucking off of the resort’s most notorious feature, Corbet’s Couloir.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State employee raises should be Wyoming’s top priority as lawmakers begin working on a budget for the next two years, Gov. Mark Gordon said.
Leland Christensen, a former state legislator, Teton County commissioner and Alta resident who spent his adult life in public service, died Thursday night.
Everyone has an opinion, and this week, Jacksonites have a chance to express their views to some of the people who can do something about them.
Rep. Robert Wharff (R-Evanston) was “ready to go to the carpet” in the fall when he learned that county predator boards were reprimanded by federal investigators for killing predators from aircraft over federal lands.
The way state Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, sees it, the $1 billion-plus windfall coming to Wyoming through the American Rescue Plan Act is a little like an inheritance from grandma.
CHEYENNE — Since state lawmakers received unofficial census numbers in August and official numbers in mid-September, the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions committee has had seven meetings, while local and regional communities have hosted about 40 of their own meetings …
The Wyoming Republican Party leadership’s recent vote to expel U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney intensified attention on a congressional race widely portrayed as a showdown between former President Donald Trump and his most consistent and vocal GOP critic.
Ryan Sedgeley doesn’t think it makes sense that Yellowstone National Park residents vote in two different Wyoming House districts and two different Wyoming Senate districts.
Select members of Gov. Mark Gordon’s “Strike Team” convened Friday afternoon for a virtual town hall discussion on the state’s approach to considering proposals and distributing the more-than $1.6 billion in federal funds the state is receiving through the American Rescue Plan Act.
Gov. Mark Gordon has signed the sole bill to emerge from the Wyoming Legislature’s special session intended to fight the Biden administration’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The Wyoming Senate voted down a bill Wednesday that would have barred the Cowboy State’s employers from requiring their employees to be vaccinated, with exceptions.
Update 11:45 a.m. The Senate has adjourned after passing bills on second reading. The Senate will reconvene at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Business leaders warned state senators Monday that legislation they’re drafting to fight a federal vaccine mandate could create chaos for airline services, hospitals, ski resorts, railroads, tech companies and other employers already on fragile footing from the pandemic.
When Wyoming legislators convene today, they are expected to discuss a flurry of vaccine-related bills that Jackson’s representatives say are a waste of time and energy.
RIVERTON — Legislators have voted to delay a bill that, if passed, would void all future non-compete clauses in the Wyoming marketplace. State lawmakers plan to take up the proposed bill at their next meeting, Oct. 28-29.
SHERIDAN — During a Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee meeting in Sheridan earlier this month, legislators agreed to forward a piece of legislation authorizing the creation of tourism improvement districts.
The first two gaming permits for mobile sports betting in Wyoming were approved Wednesday afternoon, setting the stage for the market to open at midday.
CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Legislature are playing the long game when it comes to American Rescue Plan relief funding, mapping out a three-pronged plan that is centered around serving future generations of Wyomingites.
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.
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)