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Bill To Bar Attack On Health-Care Workers Advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a bill making it a crime for patients to assault health-care workers who are treating them.

The Associated Press reported the bill sets penalties of up to 12 years in prison and a $5,000 fine

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Supplemental Budget Bill Faces Final Amendments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's supplemental budget bill faces final amendments in both Houses.

The Wyoming House and Senate both have scheduled final reading of the supplemental budget Friday

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House Approves State Education Dept. Audit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state House of Representatives is supporting an audit of the state Department of Education.

The House voted 45-15 Wednesday to add $150,000 to its proposed supplemental budget bill for the audit

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House OK’s Bill On Animal Cruelty Whistleblowers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A measure that could prevent animal-rights groups from making surreptitious videos during undercover animal cruelty investigations has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives

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Gov. Mead Expresses Concern Over Firearm Protection Act

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he has concerns with a bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature that would seek to exempt the state from any new federal ban on assault weapons.

Mead, a Republican and former federal prosecutor, told reporters Tuesday that he's a gun owner himself and owns some of the firearms that could be banned

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Wyo. Lawmakers See Movement On Gay Rights Issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Legislation that would have created same-sex civil unions and prohibited discrimination against gays in Wyoming got some unlikely supporters in a handful of Republicans.

Supporters say the fact such bills made it to the full House and Senate in the legislative hearing that started last month before failing shows that the shifting national attitude toward gay rights is affecting views in red states such as Wyoming

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Wyo. Legislature Takes Up Budget Bill

Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP)-Action on the supplemental state budget bill will dominate both houses of the Wyoming Legislature this week.

Identical budget bills drafted by the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee will get their first readings Monday in both the full House and Senate

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Wyoming Secretary of State's Offfice (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Wyoming Supreme Court Declares Term Limits Unconstitutional Again

The Wyoming Supreme Court, in an opinion released today has declared that term limits for Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor and Superintendent of Public Instruction are unconstitutional

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Lawmakers May Ask Schools To Try Year-Round Class

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class schedules to see if shorter vacations improve learning.

The Associated Press reports the House Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 Thursday to send the proposal to the full House

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Wyoming Capitol (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Wyoming Lawmakers Reject Sexual Orientation Rights Bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Senate has defeated a bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The Senate voted 13-to-17 Thursday against the bill.

Supporters including sponsor Sen

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