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Faculty Criticizes Lack of Women Among New Trustees

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Faculty Criticizes Lack of Women Among New UW Trustees

By Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

University of Wyoming faculty leaders are upset that only two women will serve on the newly configured Board of Trustees, which meets for the first time this week in Laramie.

Planned Gas Field Risks 2,000 Wyoming Grouse

Planned gas field risks 2,000 Wyoming grouse

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr. | WyoFile.com

PINEDALE — A sage-grouse committee could not agree Thursday to protect newly documented grouse winter habitat, the largest in Wyoming, from gas development.

Legislature’s Bills Would Protect Domestic Sheep Grazing

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Picture via Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

A bill to remove or relocate 60 bighorn sheep if they curtail stockmen’s domestic sheep grazing on federal land amounts to “extortion,” a lawmaker said last week.

House Leaders Forgive Edmonds’ ‘Hell Freezes Over’ Amendment

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Rep. Harlan Edmonds (R-Cheyenne) will not face further reprimand for saying Friday that he wanted a bill prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers to become law “when hell freezes over.”

Lawmakers Prep ‘A Budget Like You’ve Never Seen Before’

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Sen. Tony Ross

Wyoming lawmakers plan to use leftover funds and reach into short-term savings to cover a six percent deficit for the 2016 budget. They will rely on projected investment earnings to pay for special projects for the next two years. All of that money comes from state sources.

Legislature Kills Wyoming Medicaid Expansion Bills

Legislature Kills Wyoming Medicaid Expansion Bills

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The Wyoming Senate voted down Medicaid expansion today, ending the latest chapter in a multi-year effort to consider the program.

Committee Considers Medicaid Expansion Bills

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Sen. Michael Von Flatern (R-Gillette) filed Senate File 129 - Medicaid SHARE plan on Monday. He is shown here serving as Chairman of Committee of the Whole on Monday, a rotating position. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile)
by Gregory Nickerson - WyoFile.com

Wyoming’s debate over whether to expand Medicaid, and how it might be done, reaches a critical point this week.

Cheap Oil no Friend to Our Traditional Arguments

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Cheap Oil no Friend to Our Traditional Arguments

by Allen Best -WyoFile.com

Gasoline dipped below $2 per gallon after Christmas in Salt Lake City, Denver and other cities, and I’ve heard rumors of $1.75. Gas is selling for $1.70 in Laramie, Wyo. Most of us like this immensely. Not so the stock market, which was jarred by oil dipping below $50 per barrel. Cheap oil has also gummed up a variety of political arguments.

It Was a Year of Change in Wyoming’s Government

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Kerry Drake

By Kerry Drake - WyoFile.com

Wyoming generated much significant and surprising political/government news in 2014 that, for better or worse, will impact the state and its residents far into the future.

Police Departments Receive $5.7M in Military Gear

(Public domain photograph from defenseimagery.mil)

By Gregory Nickerson - WyoFile.com

Since 1997, law enforcement agencies in Wyoming have acquired $5.7 million in military gear through the Department of Defense 1033 Program.

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