(Sheridan, Wyo.) – Sheridan legislator Rep. John Patton passed away Sunday, April 5th of complications from a blocked artery.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Although State offices will be closed on Monday, the Wyoming Legislature is scheduled to convene on Martin Luther King Jr. Equality Day.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Legislature offers a variety of services to help Wyoming residents actively participate in the legislative process during the upcoming 2015 General Session, which begins Jan. 13. Below is a list of those services:
(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.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee is set to meet next week at the Lander Middle School. The meeting is set to be throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday.
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.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) — The Majority of the Wyoming State Legislature outlined plans today to deliver a smart, responsible budget that invests in Wyoming’s local communities, workforce and future.
Draft bill proposes sale of Wyoming Life Resource Center property & construction of a new facility in Lander
Rothwell Hall at the current Wyoming Life Resource Center. (Joshua Scheer photo)
A statue of Chief Washakie of the Eastern Shoshone stands in front of the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. (Ernie Over photo)
State Interim Committee to receive Wyoming Life Resource Center study during Monday meeting in Lander
(Lander, Wyo.) – On Monday, the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will meet in Lander and discuss the study legislature-ordered study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Legislature’s Select Committee on Federal Natural Resource Management is meeting in Riverton today at Central Wyoming College.
Interim Joint Corporations committee looking to update state’s publication requirements for cities, towns and counties
Members of the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee met this morning in Lander (Ernie Over photo)
By Ernie Over, managing editor, county10.com
(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.
(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.
(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 www.wyoleg.gov. 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.