Elaine Harvey http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en WY legislative session wraps up amid mixed feelings of success http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-legislative-session-wraps-amid-mixed-feelings-success <p>The Wyoming legislative session wrapped up Wednesday. Lawmakers leave with mixed emotions about the session.&nbsp; Most agree that the one thing that they will remember about the session is the vote to strip State Superintendent Cindy Hill of many of her duties.&nbsp; Senator Cale Case says that set the tone for the first part of the session.</p><p>“It’s been a very different session I think.&nbsp; That whole Senate File 104 that Cindy Hill…Department of Education bill…that was a different way to start.&nbsp; And I’m not sure I’ve recovered from that I think,” says Case.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:16:02 +0000 Bob Beck 37364 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY legislative session wraps up amid mixed feelings of success Medicaid expansion fails in the House http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/medicaid-expansion-fails-house <p>During debate on a Medicaid reform bill, the Wyoming House of Representatives rejected an amendment that would have expanded Medicaid for over 17,000 uninsured state residents.&nbsp; Supporters noted that the state has looked for ways to reduce health care costs and they say the expansion would accomplish that.&nbsp; House Labor and Health Committee Chairwoman Elaine Harvey says the issue requires more study.&nbsp; The federal will pay 100 percent of the first three years of the expansion.&nbsp; Harvey says Wyoming can join at a later date.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:16:04 +0000 Bob Beck 37085 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Medicaid expansion fails in the House