Allen said he worked hard “in every little remote corner” of HD 33 to secure Tuesday’s win

(Lander, Wyo.) – A former Lander legislator is making a return trip to the State Legislature after a 10 year absence. Jim Allen will replace Patrick Goggles in House District 33. As the only Native American in the legislature, Goggles did not run for re-election after serving 10 years in Cheyenne saying it was time for someone else to have a chance. Allen defeated Goggles’ niece in Tuesdays voting. Allen outpolled Andrea Clifford 1,149 to 1,019, a 130 vote margin.

Robinson to leave Tribal Liaison position; Blasts Legislature and State for disrespect of Tribal peoples

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Sara Robinson told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations today that she is leaving her position to join the Fremont County Attorney’s Office as a juvenile prosecutor. Robinson said the primary reason for her departure was the disrespect she was shown as a woman, and moreso as a Tribal woman, in that position, from the Governor on down including members of the State Legislature. Robinson said the liaisons have dealt with a number of frustrating issues and she called for the liaison system to be restructured.

Life Resource Center bill passed second reading in Wyoming Senate without changes this morning

Legislature logo - LSO(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – A bill that would broaden a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander passed second reading in the Wyoming State Senate this morning, according to Sen. Cale Case of Lander. The bill, HB68, was amended in the Senate Labor Committee last week to change the focus of the bill from transitioning clients out of the Lander institution to studying ways to increase services and revenues for the center, which serves clients with severe developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.

2013 Wyoming Legislature’s General Session reaches bill crossover period

Legislature logo - LSO(Cheyenne, Wyo.)  – After convening Jan. 8, the Wyoming Legislature has reached the midway point for the 2013 General Session. Wednesday marked crossover period for the body, meaning it was the last day for third reading in the house of origin.  Any legislation that did not successfully pass third reading in the primary house Wednesday will not go on for further consideration in the opposite chamber.

2013 Supplemental Budget bill now available for public review on Wyoming Legislative website

Legislature logo - LSO(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Legislature’s $146.7 million supplemental budget bill is now available for the public to review on the Wyoming Legislature’s Website at To view House Bill 1 and identical Senate File 1, click on the “2013 Bill Tracking Information” link located on the homepage. From there, click on the “Bills” link.

The bill, approved on Jan. 29 by the Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC), includes $76.8 million in new General Fund (GF) spending, $10.1 million in federal funds, $4.5 million from the School Capital Construction Account, and $55.3 million in other funds.