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Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is deciding whether to remain top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee or take that post on the Energy and Natural Resources panel. (Francis Chung/E&E News)

Barrasso Nears Committee Decision; Lee Waits in the Wings

By Emma Dumain and Geof Koss, E&E Daily, E&E News Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) signaled yesterday he isn't ruling out sitting tight atop the Environment and Public Works Committee in the next Congress, a move that...
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Driskill: 90% Chance of Special Session To Combat Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, said there is a 90% likelihood that the Legislature will hold a special...

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...
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...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Gordon readying legal challenge to Biden’s vaccine mandate

By Derek Draplin, The Center Square Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Attorney General Bridget Hill continue to ready the state’s likely legal challenge to the Biden administration’s pending vaccine mandate for private businesses, the governor's...

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...

Crypto industry laments failure of Lummis-backed amendment

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Wyoming’s cryptocurrency sector is concerned for its future after a Sen. Cynthia Lummis-backed amendment to new tax reporting requirements failed to be attached to a sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure package the...
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Federal judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contract workers

By Casey Harper, The Center Square A federal court issued an injunction Tuesday blocking the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contract workers, the latest in a series of legal defeats for the president. U.S. District...
President Joe Biden delivers remarks in a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, and other senior civilian and military leaders, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2021. (Photo: Lisa Ferdinando, DoD, Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0)

Biden’s emissions pledge comes with economic consequences, experts warn

By Casey Harper, The Center Square President Joe Biden is expected to announce a pledge Thursday to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within less than a decade. Biden will announce the aggressive pledge, according...