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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...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Gov. Gordon Issues Winter Storm Response Declaration

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon issued an emergency declaration Wednesday to facilitate a statewide coordinated response in the aftermath of the recent winter storm, according to a March 17 release from the governor's office. “The scale...

Haaland Confirmed, Lummis Pledges to Keep Fighting for Wyoming

Following the Senate’s vote Monday to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) to serve as Secretary of the Interior, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) pledged to keep fighting for Wyoming’s land and energy needs, according...
Donald Trump, Jr.

Taking Another Dig at Cheney, Donald Trump Jr. Supports Runoff Elections in Wyoming

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Any Republican in Wyoming who does Liz Cheney's bidding and opposes SF145 is turning their back on my father and the entire...
Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dry Fork Station north of Gillette was one of the last coal-fired power plants built in the U.S., commencing operations in 2011. The $1.35 billion power plant has a generating capacity of 385 megawatts. (Dustin Bleizeffer).

Lawmakers try new ways to block coal plant closures

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers are considering a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation, including one measure that would allow the state to possibly take over...