2012 elections http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Park County voters nix sales tax http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/park-county-voters-nix-sales-tax <p>The Mayor of Cody says residents in her community can expect to see budget cuts and a reduction of services following the failure of a one-percent sales tax which was intended to address infrastructure needs of Park County.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says her community will see some changes: “It was a time for the Cody voters or the county voters to let us know if they wanted to continue things as they were or make adjustments.&nbsp; And we are going to have to make some adjustments.”</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:17:51 +0000 Bob Beck 32525 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Park County voters nix sales tax Voters Decided the Fate of Ballot Initiatives http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/voters-decided-fate-ballot-initiatives <p>Beyond selecting federal and state candidates, Wyoming voters decided the fate of numerous local ballot initiatives.</p><p>In Weston County, voters increased property taxes to raise funds for the local hospital, nursing home, and other health services. Sweetwater County voted to issue bonds to build a new pool at the high school, and passed a 1% sales tax for infrastructure projects. Platte County will re-authorize property taxes to fund a nursing home, and Converse County approved a 1% sales tax to build a library and an education building.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:24:41 +0000 Irina Zhorov 32460 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Voters Decided the Fate of Ballot Initiatives Ballot Issues by County in 2012 General Election http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ballot-issues-county-2012-general-election <p>In addition to voting on candidates this general election, voters were asked to decide on three Constitutional Amendments and, in most counties, on local proposals for sales taxes and development projects.</p><p>Here's the breakdown of the ballot questions.</p><p>Albany:</p><p>- Authorize property tax not exceeding 1/2 mill on the dollar of assessed valuation of all taxable property in Albany County for planning, developing and providing regional transportation?</p><p>- Authorize 1/4 penny sales tax to benefit Laramie Economic Development Corporation? FAILED</p><p>Big Horn:</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:28:31 +0000 Irina Zhorov 32451 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org High early voting numbers could mean strong turnout tomorrow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/high-early-voting-numbers-could-mean-strong-turnout-tomorrow <div style="margin:0;"><br><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">State officials are expecting strong voter turnout tomorrow. </span></font></span></font></span></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:47:14 +0000 Willow Belden 32388 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org High early voting numbers could mean strong turnout tomorrow Candidates Differ On The EPA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/candidates-differ-epa <p>Two U-S Senate candidates differ on the role of the environmental protection agency.&nbsp; Senator John Barrasso says the E-P-A has hurt Wyoming’s energy industry and has developed unfair regulations that have harmed the coal industry.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:52:01 +0000 Bob Beck 32073 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Candidates Differ On The EPA Voting begins in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/voting-begins-wyoming <p>Early voting in Wyoming begins Thursday.&nbsp; Since 1991, the state has allowed absentee voting without an excuse.&nbsp;</p><p>People may register and in many instances they may vote in person at the County Courthouse or they can take their ballot home and return it.&nbsp; State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says it’s very popular.</p><p>“People that are thinking they may be out of town, shift workers who it’s hard for them to get to the polls, the elderly, it’s just a convenience for a lot of people.”</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:01:47 +0000 Bob Beck 30642 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Voting begins in Wyoming Senator Phil Nicholas Wins in District 10 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-phil-nicholas-wins-district-10 <p>State Senator Phil Nicholas won the Republic nomination for the District 10 Senate seat, defeating Anne Alexander. Nicholas won with 57 percent of the vote.</p><p>This was Alexander’s first campaign, and she says she was floored by the number of votes she got.</p><p><strong>“I have no legislative experience at all and it made me feel confident that maybe we got some of our message out and it just kind of felt like a good vote of confidence even if we didn’t win.”</strong></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:09:59 +0000 Irina Zhorov 28923 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator Phil Nicholas Wins in District 10