GOP http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Barrasso and GOP May Derail Bipartisan Energy Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-and-gop-may-derail-bipartisan-energy-bill <p>Next week the U-S Senate is expected to have a debate on a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing energy efficiency in the U-S, but it could get derailed by an oil pipeline in the Midwest. Matt Laslo has the story from Washington on Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's role in the ongoing debate.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:03:47 +0000 Matt Laslo 57748 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso and GOP May Derail Bipartisan Energy Bill Pew Study shows more one party control of legislative bodies http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pew-study-shows-more-one-party-control-legislative-bodies <p>A review of state legislative work shows that 37 states are led by one party, and that has led to changes in many state laws across country.&nbsp; The report was published by Stateline, a news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts.&nbsp; Editor Sandy Johnson says having majorities in legislative bodies helps pass a lot of legislation, from pro-marijuana laws in more Democratic States to loosening gun laws in more Republican states like Wyoming.&nbsp; Johnson says that it’s led to other changes as well.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:12:43 +0000 Bob Beck 42269 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pew Study shows more one party control of legislative bodies Gov. Mead says GOP Central Committee acted too quickly judging Hill bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-says-gop-central-committee-acted-too-quickly-judging-hill-bill <p>Governor Matt Mead says the Republican Central Committee acted too hastily when it approved a resolution endorsing a petition drive to repeal the state law that removed powers from State Superintendent Cindy Hill. Several members of the committee also wanted three Republican legislators who were instrumental in passing the law to leave the party. Mead says a court challenge to the law will be heard by the Supreme Court and the Wyoming Attorney General’s office is also concluding an investigation into how the Department was run in Superintendent Hill’s first two years in office. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:40:35 +0000 Bob Beck 40365 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead says GOP Central Committee acted too quickly judging Hill bill GOP soul-searching after November losses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gop-soul-searching-after-november-losses <p>National Republican leaders are doing some soul searching after suffering losses in November. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on what Wyoming Republican lawmakers think of the new effort. &nbsp;</p><p>MATT LASLO: The Republican National Committee says the GOP has a problem with women and minority voters. In assessing the parties lackluster showing in 20-12, party leaders introduced a 219 point proposal to help soften the party’s image, including doing better outreach in communities that are traditionally Democratic strongholds.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:43:37 +0000 Matt Laslo 39925 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org GOP soul-searching after November losses GOP leaders endorse superintendent law repeal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gop-leaders-endorse-superintendent-law-repeal <p>The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee has approved a resolution endorsing the drive to repeal the state law that took power away from the state superintendent of public instruction.</p><p></p><p>The Central Committee approved the resolution on a 40-32 vote over the weekend in Buffalo.</p><p>The action is a slap at the Republican controlled state Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead who approved the law during this past legislative session.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:37:35 +0000 The Associated Press 39044 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org GOP leaders endorse superintendent law repeal Interest is high for state treasurer seat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/interest-high-state-treasurer-seat <p>A former State Representative, an attorney, a two-time candidate for State Auditor and a State Committeewoman have all expressed interest in filling the remaining term of State Treasurer Joe Meyer, who died earlier this month.&nbsp;</p><p>Ed Prosser, Bruce Brown, Clark Stith and Janet Anderson have all told Wyoming Republican officials that they’re interested in the job.&nbsp;&nbsp; GOP Chairman Tammy Hooper says it’s a good list.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:58:29 +0000 Bob Beck 31513 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Interest is high for state treasurer seat Wyoming GOP pays IRS fine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-gop-pays-irs-fine <p>The Wyoming Republican Party paid the Internal Revenue Service $12,490 in penalties and interest for<br />lapses in paperwork. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/ryZygE ) the<br />amount paid is noted on a GOP account balance sheet dated Nov. 10.</p><p>GOP Chairwoman Tammy Hooper says missing paperwork from 2008<br />included W-2s and forms necessary to maintain the party&#39;s status as<br />a nonprofit political organization.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:54:19 +0000 The Associated Press 15655 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming GOP pays IRS fine