Wyoming Legislature On Monday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Events on the 16th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Monday, March 5, 2012:
BUDGET: Both Houses voted to approve a $3.2-billion budget bill that essentially keeps state funding flat over the next two years. The bill goes to Gov. Matt Mead for his consideration.
DRUG TESTING: The Senate shot down a House bill that would have required drug testing for participants in a state welfare program.
SPEED LIMITS: The Senate for the second time approved a House bill that would allow motorists on certain two-lane highways to exceed the speed limit while passing vehicles traveling under the speed limit.
MARTIAL ARTS: The Senate for the second time approved a House bill that would establish state board to oversee of mixed martial arts.
ARCTIC DRILLING: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a measure calling on the federal government to allow energy drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
CONTRACTPION: The Senate for the first time passed a House resolution that calls on the federal government to overturn a recent Obama administration mandate requiring birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and other programs.