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Kinskey stripped of Senate appropriations chair position

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Senate Vice President Dave Kinskey was removed from his position as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

Kinskey, R-Sheridan, was chair of the committee for the previous two sessions and was slated to continue as chair until Senate President Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, removed him from the role.

Whether the removal is allowed by Senate rules is disagreed upon by the pair. Senate rule 2-8 only refers to membership within a committee and says, “No change shall be made in any committee except by vote of a majority of the members of the Senate.”

The select...