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 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023 

Long-term funding for suicide prevention lifeline removed

CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account. The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    December 1, 2022

Women gain seats in Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE – Wyoming continues to make advances in female political representation, adding four more women to the Legislature this election cycle. Twenty out of 93 legislators who will serve constituents in the upcoming general session will be...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 13, 2022

Ballot includes increasing judges' retirement age 

CHEYENNE — Among the many decisions voters will make in the Nov. 8 general election, they will consider whether Wyoming Supreme Court justices and district court judges could retire five years later.  Amendment B was passed out of the Wyoming...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    March 24, 2022

New law seeks to close 'dark money' loopholes

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed into law a bill that attempts to close dark money loopholes through additional campaign finance reporting fees. Dark money is defined in its anonymity, meaning organizations do not disclose their donors and...


Legislature rejects Medicaid expansion

CHEYENNE — Attempts were made in both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature on Friday to amend the 2023-24 biennium budget to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 20,000 residents without health insurance.  Both failed.  In the Senate, amendment...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 25, 2021

COVID-19 special session bill called into question

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers are beginning to question the interpretation of the special session bill recently signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon after the suspension of the federal vaccine mandate. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 18, 2021

Gordon unveils proposed $2.3 billion budget

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon proposed a balanced general fund budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the 2023-24 biennium Monday that will be considered by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2022 budget ses...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 28, 2021

Committee cuts $60.1 million from recommended education cost adjustment

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee voted Monday to reduce the recommended external cost adjustment for K-12 education by $60.1 million. Gov. Mark Gordon will receive the recommendation next month from the...


Balow leads fight against critical race theory in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow showed her full support Friday morning for legislation designed to fight back against critical race theory in state schools. She was alongside state Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils...


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