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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The budget bill pending in the state Legislature would require more lawmaker oversight of the University of Wyoming. Under the provision, the school’s trustees would have to report on a range of policies, including installation of permanent art work. It comes afte…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has received preliminary approval in the Wyoming Senate. The increase would raise about $70 million a year for the state highway system and local governments. The bill already has cleared the House. CHEYENNE, Wy…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming hunters could use guns equipped with silencers to kill predators and non-game animals but could not use them for hunting big game under a bill that has received preliminary approval in the state House. Wyoming is one of the few western states that bar hunters fro…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature will concentrate on ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of supplemental budget bill this week. Both chambers on Friday approved the supplemental budget with their own particular amendments. Senate President Tony Ross and …
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — ExxonMobil and Gov. Matt Mead say the company will donate $2.5 million to the University of Wyoming to boost research into oil and gas extraction. Part of the money will go toward laboratory modeling to replicate the temperatures and pressures that exist in the deep rock…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill to allow falconers to capture golden eagles in Wyoming could also apparently help the Northern Arapaho Tribe to capture the raptors for use in its annual Sun Dance. The measure would eliminate the current prohibition in state law against taking eagles and instead …
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he has misgivings about legislation that would exempt the state from any new federal ban on assault weapons. Mead says he owns some firearms that could be banned, but he says he doesn’t like having a law on the books that’s unenforceable…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Board of Education plans to hire a search firm to find a director for the state Education Department. Recently-approved legislation gives the board the power to nominate three candidates for the post, with the director chosen by the governor. The law st…
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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 today in both the full House and Senate. The Legisl…
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead’s office says the governor doesn’t feel it’s the right time to talk election politics. The comments come after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said she will run for governor in 2014 because the state needs someone…

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