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Gillette College Main Building. H/t Gillette College.

Gillette College bill clears legislature

A bill to establish an independent community college district in Gillette passed the State Legislature Wednesday and will advance to the desk of Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon to be signed into law. The bill, Senate...

Two steps forward for Gillette College bill

The Wyoming House needs to read a bill establishing the Gillette Community College District once more before advancing to Gov. Mark Gordon for signing and appearing before Campbell County voters. The bill, Senate File 83...
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Gillette College Bill Moves to House Floor

A bill allowing for the formation of the Gillette Community College District cleared the House Education Committee Wednesday and will move to the floor for further discussion. The bill, Senate File 83 (SF0083), passed the...

Marijuana bills miss deadline, die in the House

Recreational and medical marijuana will not be legalized during the 2021 Legislative Session. Two marijuana-related bills both missed the March 22 deadline for initial consideration within their chamber of origin, the Wyoming House, effectively killing...

Al Simpson: Liz Cheney is “gutsy” and will be re-elected

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson admires Liz Cheney. Appearing on a radio talk show in Cody on Monday, Simpson said the Wyoming congresswoman’s vote to...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Gov. Gordon joins in support of SCALE Act

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon late last week joined a bi-partisan group of governors in writing a letter of support to Congress on the SCALE Act, according to a March 19 press release from the...

Death penalty repeal dies in State Senate

A measure to repeal the state death penalty was defeated within the Wyoming Senate last week and has been indefinitely postponed, elected officials say. The bill, Senate File 150 (SF150) would have eliminated the death...

Congress Pitches Bipartisan Effort for Carbon Capture, Storage

Efforts to aid in the development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and infrastructure are underway on both sides of the aisle, U.S. lawmakers announced Wednesday. This week, a bipartisan effort in the...
Father Christopher Xanthos from Cheyenne speaks during a 2019 rally at the Wyoming Supreme Court in support of repealing the death penalty. (ACLU of Wyoming, used with permission)

Coalition aims to make 2021 the year Wyo repeals death penalty

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile The Wyoming Legislature has considered repealing the death penalty many times. But it’s only come close once. In 2019 Rep. Jared Olsen (R-Cheyenne) — the first Republican champion after years of Democratic...
Sublette farmer Maggie McAllister is an advocate for Medicaid expansion. She has long gone without health insurance coverage because it's too expensive, she said. (Photo: Maggie McAllister)

Feds will pay Wyo to expand Medicaid. Will lawmakers take the bait?

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile For 18 months, Maggie McAllister had health insurance. Following a 2011 divorce, she secured affordable coverage for herself and her young son through Medicaid. Little did she know, she said, it would only...