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Gov. Mark Gordon

Millions Cut From State Budget, Gov. Gordon Calls for ‘Streamlined’ Budgeting Process

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon revealed his answer to the state’s funding crisis late Monday afternoon, which includes slashing $500 million from statewide agency funding. The supplemental budget, if approved by the state legislature, would satisfy...
Governor Mark Gordon

State Breaches ‘New Normal’ as Gov. Gordon Removes, Relaxes Orders

Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Thursday the removal of an entire health order along with a continued relaxing of COVID-19 protocols as the state's COVID-19 metrics continue to...
A Mosaic style Gillette College Sculpture by Tom Ford

Committee to Decide Fate of Gillette College Bill

A bill establishing Gillette College as its own community college district is queued for discussion in a Wyoming Senate committee next week amid high hopes of it advancing to the next step, officials said Wednesday.   The bill in question,...
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No Upsets in Local Legislative Races, Deceased Representative Wins

Going into the Tuesday election, Campbell County’s GOP was sitting in a strong position to keep Campbell County’s legislative delegation red. Only House District 32 incumbent Timothy Hallinan had a challenger. Hallinan’s challenger was Democrat...
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Lawmakers Push Gordon to Fight Biden Election Win

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile UPDATE, 5:20 on Dec. 10: On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Mark Gordon issued a statement saying Wyoming will not join the Texas lawsuit or file a brief in support of it. In the statement,...
Front entrance of Gillette College Old Main (file photo).

Gillette College District Advances To Next Step

The Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC) just unanimously approved moving forward the application for the formation of the Gillette College Community College District. The application package will now go to the Wyoming Legislature which must...

New aid package buys Wyoming time, but not state budget aid

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile A new federal stimulus package will aid Wyoming residents and businesses and fund COVID-19 vaccine distributions but does not appear likely to include direct financial aid to the fiscally challenged state. U.S. House...
Protesters hold signs protesting mask mandate in the health department parking lot (Helena, Montana, September 11, 2020) (Used under License).

Wyoming Statute Gives Law Enforcement Authority To Enforce Health Orders

Editor's Note: Campbell County elected officials have encouraged a common-sense approach to masking within the county (County 17, Dec. 8). By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming statutes give state law enforcement agencies the authority to...
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Federal unemployment benefits end, but Wyoming tourism worker shortage persists

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square As Wyoming gears up for another summer of increased visitation, tourism-reliant businesses are still struggling to find enough workers to operate fully. Many business owners attribute the predicament to unemployment...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Wyo. GOP Passes Resolution Opposing State of Emergency

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile As Wyoming’s COVID-19 crisis reaches a fever pitch, the Wyoming Republican Party’s governing body passed a resolution calling on Gov. Mark Gordon to rescind his declaration of a state of emergency. Gordon's...