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 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019

Cities, counties will try to find solution on tax bill

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee has a bill on its plate that would allow cities to put an additional municipal sales tax to voters. But instead of voting on the bill, the committee hit pause this week to...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019

Efficiency commission sends recommendations to governor, Legislature

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Government Efficiency Commission on Monday approved recommending a group of about 18 cost-saving measures to Gov. Mark Gordon and the state Legislature. The list could potentially save the state more than $60 million over...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    June 20, 2019

Diocese of Cheyenne releases list of 11 sexual abusers

CHEYENNE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne released the names of 10 priests and one bishop they said served in Wyoming and faced substantiated accusations of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults dating back to 1950. The list was rele...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    May 2, 2019

Big Boy steam locomotive almost ready for its big day

CHEYENNE - The story of Cheyenne is impossible to tell without also telling the story of the railroad. The tracks that cut through town are more than just the lifeblood of the country's economy; they...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 21, 2019

Gordon vetoes two bills, declines to sign several others

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday used his veto pen on two bills, one of which would have authorized the Legislature to sue to allow Wyoming’s coal to be exported through Washington State. Gordon also declined to sign several more bills he...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019

Bill tackles delinquent ad valorem payments

CHEYENNE – Counties seeking delinquent ad valorem taxes from bankrupt energy companies will automatically move to the front of the line of creditors seeking payment starting in 2021. This general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 7, 2019

Wyoming works to expand broadband

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s efforts to expand broadband internet access across the state go beyond making sure people can binge their favorite TV show no matter their ZIP code. Connectivity is just as vital for small communities as it is for large...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 28, 2019

Statewide lodging tax condemned by Senate

CHEYENNE – The Senate killed a bill to implement a statewide lodging tax on a final vote Monday after it was pulled from the consent list. It was just one of several bills aimed at broadening and diversifying the state’s revenue stream that...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 21, 2019

Senate kills death penalty repeal bill

CHEYENNE — The effort to end the death penalty in Wyoming was unable to get past conservative opposition Thursday in the state Senate. House Bill 145, sponsored by Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, was defeated on its first reading in the Senate on an...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    January 24, 2019

Transparency group members say work will be a long process

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon and State Auditor Kristi Racines’ working group to make Wyoming a more transparent state met Friday to chart a path forward. But its members cautioned it likely would be a long process.  The Financial Transparency...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    January 10, 2019

Changes to Hathaway would open eligibility

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature will take another crack at changing the requirements for the Hathaway Scholarship for high school students looking to focus on career and technical education.  The bill, Senate File 43, would change requirements...


Gordon sworn in as Wyoming's 33rd governor

CHEYENNE - Wyoming's new governor, Mark Gordon, was sworn into office Monday, officially becoming the state's 33rd leader. The newly minted chief executive used his inaugural address at the Cheyenne C...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    January 3, 2019

Wyoming near top of nation for workplace fatality rate

CHEYENNE — Wyoming has consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous states for workers. And in 2017, Wyoming once again more than doubled the national average for workplace fatalities. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services,...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    December 20, 2018

JAC adds money for school security and maintenance

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers gave initial support to a supplemental school construction bill that includes additional funding for maintenance, school security and money for a Cheyenne charter school’s housing costs. The Joint Appropriations...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    December 13, 2018

Legislature to review several tax bills in 2019

CHEYENNE — Start a conversation about Wyoming state government’s finances with lawmakers or outside observers, and inevitably the talk will move to the need for the state to diversify where it gets its money.  Currently, just less than 50...


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