Latest Wyoming State Legislature News

Wyoming lawmakers adjourn with $300M K-12 deficit unresolved

Apr. 08, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers ended a month-long legislative session without agreement on resolving a $300 million education funding shortfall. House and Senate members remained at odds late Wednesday on where cuts should occur, how to spend federal funds and...

Wyoming Legislature advances voter identification bill

Apr. 02, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would require residents to present valid forms of identification when voting in person, whether its during early voting or on Election Day. Currently, residents are only required to...

Wyoming Legislature compromises on supplemental budget

Mar. 31, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has voted to approve a supplemental budget, compromising between two slightly different versions passed by the House and Senate earlier this month. The Senate voted on Monday 26-3 to pass a budget report presented by the...

Wyoming lawmakers again vote to reject Medicaid expansion

Mar. 31, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have once again voted against expanding the federal Medicaid health insurance program to cover more people in the state. The all-Republican Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to kill a Medicaid...

Wyoming lawmakers move ahead with proposed coal lawsuit fund

Mar. 30, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers advanced a proposal Tuesday to set up a fund to sue states that move away from using coal to generate electricity. A bill to establish a $1.2 million legal fund in the top coal-mining state advanced without objection to a final...

Wyoming lawmakers extend session 2 days after snow shutdown

Mar. 29, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers plan to wrestle with state spending as they meet a couple days longer than expected due to a snowstorm that shut down the state capital. This year's legislative session — one already divided into virtual and in-person segments...

Wyoming lawmakers moving forward with sports betting bill

Mar. 26, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to legalize online sports wagering to raise revenue for Wyoming has cleared a first vote in the Senate after narrowly passing the House earlier this month. The bill passed its first Senate vote on Thursday and faces two more votes there...

Wyoming election changes pushed by Donald Trump Jr. fail

Mar. 25, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. The...

Wyoming House passes Medicaid expansion bill on 32-28 vote

Mar. 24, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill on a 32-28 vote Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults. The bill would still have to pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Mark Gordon before becoming law. The Senate killed...

Wyoming lawmakers seek solutions to K-12 funding shortfalls

Mar. 22, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are working on competing proposals to address a projected $300 million shortfall in K-12 education funding over the next two years — and are looking to solutions for a longer-term deficit in school funding. The state's rainy day...