Mary Throne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Science Standards Create Rift Between Board of Ed, Legislature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/science-standards-create-rift-between-board-ed-legislature <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p>A&nbsp;<a href="http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/HB0001.pdf#AcroJS_DesignerJS.pdf%23page=55" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">tiny footnote</a>&nbsp;in Wyoming’s budget bill is causing a big stir. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:47:48 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55352 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Science Standards Create Rift Between Board of Ed, Legislature Legislative Session Wraps Up http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislative-session-wraps <p></p><p>Members of Wyoming's Republican leadership raved about&nbsp;the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday, praising&nbsp;the state budget and lawmakers' support of business.&nbsp; The GOP leaders said the budget will do a lot for the state, but they noted that they were also able to put a lot into savings.&nbsp; Although the Senate Appropriations Committee was criticized for focusing too much on saving, Chairman Eli Bebout says in fact they probably spent too much. He says the energy industry could face tough times in Wyoming and it's important to be prepared.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:25:03 +0000 Bob Beck 54965 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislative Session Wraps Up Democrat Lawmaker Expresses Concern About Proposed Budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/democrat-lawmaker-expresses-concern-about-proposed-budget <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee wrapped up its </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">pre-session </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">work on Friday and approved additional funding for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department…two percent pay hikes for state, community college, and University of Wyoming employees…and money for a number of </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:29:07 +0000 Bob Beck 53177 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Democrat Lawmaker Expresses Concern About Proposed Budget A conversation about greenhouse gas regulations is needed, says WY lawmaker http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conversation-about-greenhouse-gas-regulations-needed-says-wy-lawmaker <p>At today’s energy law conference in Laramie, one Wyoming lawmaker urged the state to be proactive in the discussion about greenhouse gas regulations.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:44:26 +0000 Irina Zhorov 49863 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A conversation about greenhouse gas regulations is needed, says WY lawmaker Lawmakers look abroad for new coal markets in state income discussions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-look-abroad-new-coal-markets-state-income-discussions <p>With the start of the legislative session Tuesday, lawmakers have begun to lay out ideas for state income opportunities and budget priorities. With a slow-down in energy revenue predicted for the next decade, House Speaker, Thomas Lubnau, says Wyoming should look for new opportunities abroad.</p><p>“15% of Australia’s gross domestic product, about 1 in every 5 dollars of the Australian economy, is shipping coal to Asia. And there’s a huge opportunity for Wyoming to hop into that market if we can figure out a way to get ports either on the Gulf Coast or in Washington or Oregon.”</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:55:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35105 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers look abroad for new coal markets in state income discussions Gov. Mead reiterates need to grow 'rainy day account' during State of the State speech http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-reiterates-need-grow-rainy-day-account-during-state-state-speech <p></p><p></p><p>In the State of the State address today, Governor Mead reiterated his proposal to redirect more money from severance taxes into the ‘rainy day account.’ One percent of severance taxes currently goes into the permanent mineral trust fund, but Governor Mead wants it to go into a legislative savings account instead.&nbsp;</p><p>House Minority Leader, Mary Throne, has spoken out against having a rainy day fund so large, noting that it currently contains $5 billion. She says they need to determine how much they actually need to save.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:36:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35059 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead reiterates need to grow 'rainy day account' during State of the State speech