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Buchanan not seeking reelection as Wyoming Secretary of State

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan will not seek reelection to another term in office. Buchanan is instead applying to fill an upcoming judicial vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District in his...

Wyoming opens 2022 election candidate filing period; May 27 marks deadline to file

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming residents interested in seeking elected office have two weeks to file their candidacy to run for local, state and federal office in the 2022 election cycle. “As part of a democratic...

Wyoming Treasurer seeks second term

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier, R-La Grange, will seek reelection to the office he’s held for four years. Meier announced his intention to run for a second term today. “It has been an...
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Lawmakers consider criminalizing drug use by pregnant women

By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile The Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that would make certain kinds of drug use while pregnant a felony. House Bill 85 – Child endangering-controlled substance use while pregnant classifies methamphetamine or narcotic...

Small pharmacies compel lawmakers to rein in drug middleman

By hyperlinked author, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers are considering adding more regulations to an obscure yet powerful link in the pharmaceutical drug supply chain — pharmacy benefit managers. PBMs work behind-the-scenes as middlemen between insurance plans,...

Gordon: ‘Mr. Biden, tear up your energy policy. Let Wyoming power our country’

By Brendan Lachance CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon delivered his “State of the State” message to the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, February 14 as the legislature convened its 2022 budget session, highlighting aspects of...

Republicans accuse Wyo GOP of ‘unconstitutional’ process to replace Balow

By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile A Republican party official has accused the Wyoming GOP’s Central Committee of planning to use an unconstitutional process at its meeting Saturday for the selection of three candidates to replace former...
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Petroleum group says there’s a better road funding solution than 15-cent fuel tax hike

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square A bill that would raise Wyoming’s fuel tax by 15 cents to fund road repairs recently advanced in a legislative committee, but some think there’s a better solution. Forwarded by...

Pavement before pledges: Wyo highways need gas-tax revenue

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile I can’t think of many easier jobs in Wyoming politics than lobbying against a gas-tax hike. The tasks entailed —  lining up a majority of extremely conservative lawmakers who have gleefully...
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2021: Pandemic politics, wildlife woes and Cheney’s challenge

By WyoFile Staff, WyoFile WyoFile’s stories of the year include a world-famous grizzly, a special legislative session and a political race that has the nation’s attention. Wyoming began the messy business of climbing out of the...