Rosie Berger http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New water rights bill would allow holders to change use, help fish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-water-rights-bill-would-allow-holders-change-use-help-fish <p>Representative Rosie Berger of Big Horn is sponsoring a bill that would allow water rights holders to temporarily change their use to benefit certain fisheries areas in the state.</p><p>Under current law, if a private citizen wants to restore in-stream-flow on his property, he must permanently donate his water rights to the state. Also, holders can lose their water rights if they don’t use them to their full extent. Berger’s bill would allow holders to retain water rights, even if they stop irrigating part-way through the summer… thus leaving more water for the fish.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:10:09 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31861 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New water rights bill would allow holders to change use, help fish Wyo. lawmakers say brace for budget cuts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-lawmakers-say-brace-budget-cuts <p>Top Wyoming lawmakers are directing state agencies to brace for possible budget cuts.</p><p>Republican Sen. Phil Nicholas, of Laramie, and Republican Rep. Rosie Berger, of Big Horn, are co-chairmen of the Joint Appropriations Committee. They wrote a letter telling state budget officials that agencies should be prepared for cuts ranging up to 8 percent in the coming two-year budget cycle.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 02:05:08 +0000 The Associated Press 15373 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. lawmakers say brace for budget cuts