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  • From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Mar 14, 2024

    The gavel has come down on the 67th Budget Session for the final time. So much of what I spent my energy on this legislative session involves safeguarding Wyoming conservative principles. I happily take this fight to the state Capitol because it means better lives for Wyoming families, strengthening our economy and preserving the unique way of life that makes Wyoming so exceptional. Much of that comes down to holding the line on the growth of government and spending. It seems the Legislature is...

  • From the desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Mar 7, 2024

    The Wyoming Legislature is heading into the fourth and final week of the Budget Session. The biggest lift is still ahead: reaching a budget agreement between the House and Senate. After both chambers finalized our respective budgets at the end of week two, it became clear that there are big differences between the two bills – both in dollar value and priorities. The House and Senate bills are separated by about $1.1 billion, the largest divide that I have seen during my time in the L...

  • From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Feb 29, 2024

    The Wyoming Legislature marked the halfway point, or "crossover," of the 67th Budget Session this week. On Thursday, February 22, the House completed its third and final reading of the budget bill, House Bill 1. There's still a long way to go. Negotiations and debate now begin to find compromise between the House and Senate. The numbers are still fluid and nowhere near final. What's clear at this point is this: the Legislature is digging too deep into the General Fund. The motto for this budget...

  • From the desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Feb 22, 2024

    As I write this column, the 67th budget session of the Wyoming Legislature is now underway. We are on day five of Wyoming's budget session, which is a shorter, 20-day yearly legislative session primarily focused on prioritizing the state's budget needs. As in the past, I have gone into this session concentrated on controlling and limiting the growth of government. That means closely examining any and all appropriations coming before the House of Representatives – bearing in mind that every d...

  • From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Marjority Floor Leader|Mar 9, 2023

    With the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature complete, I am encouraged by the good work that has been done for the people of Wyoming and am especially heartened at the prospect of being home and seeing my family, friends and neighbors after a 40-day Legislative session. Thank you, for this honor to serve you. I would like to highlight a few notable bills and new laws that I followed closely throughout the session: HB0152 has been an important a priority of mine the entire session....

  • From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Mar 2, 2023

    We are on the downhill slope as the Legislature finishes its seventh week. Deadlines are approaching and debate is speeding up to ensure bills important to the people of Wyoming are heard. Strengthening families is one of my most important priorities this session and I have been hard at work ensuring their voices are heard and we do all we can to support them with a focus on moving legislation that protects our children, helps people with medical issues receive medication they need, and saving...

  • From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Feb 23, 2023

    The end is in sight as we conclude the sixth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. This week, budget negotiations were finalized by members of the House and Senate, and we continue to debate many bills with important impacts on Wyoming. As always, as discussions on legislation continue, my thoughts are on what a bill’s outcomes will mean for House District 1. Here are some notable measures that are moving through the legislative process: Budget bill Although I am pleased with the savings f...

  • From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Feb 16, 2023

    As the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature passes the halfway mark, I write with a grateful heart for the honor to serve you and a firm resolve to continue the good work on behalf of the people of Wyoming. As Majority Floor Leader, my focus has been on Wyoming families, preserving our freedoms and saving for our children and grandchildren’s futures. I would like to take a moment to cover a few bills that the Legislature has been discussing in these areas this week. Wyoming f...

  • Legislative Update

    Chip Neiman, Representative House District 1|May 5, 2022

    The 2022 Wyoming State Legislature Budget Session has ended and if you have not been watching the nightly updates I do with Representative John Bear on our Facebook pages then here are some of the high points. I want to start out by saying thank you for allowing me to serve you in the Wyoming House of Representatives. It has truly been an honor. This was a 20 working day session and by doing a short session a lot was accomplished in a very short amount of time. REDISTRICTING Two of the biggest...

  • Legislative Update

    Representative Chip Neiman|Feb 11, 2021

    Greetings Crook and Weston Counties, I’m writing with an update to overview some of the information on the happenings at the virtual session. As I have shared before, what we dealt with were bills that had been discussed during the interim. One would think that after going through committees over the year there would not be much discussion. That was not always the case. Some of the more heavily talked about issues included HB 0054, which dealt with the Statewide Health Information Exchange. While the ability to move records quickly from d...

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