Jim ANderson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en 24/7 Sobriety Bill Passes General File http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/247-sobriety-bill-passes-general-file <p>The 24/7 Sobriety Program Bill has passed general file in the Wyoming Senate.</p><p></p><p>The bill would create the option for people who have been arrested for substance abuse misdemeanors to be tested regularly for drug or alcohol use instead of staying in jail.&nbsp;&nbsp; If the offender fails to complete or pass a test, he or she would be arrested and appear in front of a judge.&nbsp;</p><p>The program would mainly be funded by fees paid up-front by the offenders themselves.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:46:59 +0000 Erin Jones 54326 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 24/7 Sobriety Bill Passes General File Energy Items Considered In State Budget Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/energy-items-considered-state-budget-bill <p>Wyoming lawmakers are voting on the state budget this week and are considering proposals to strengthen the energy industry in the state.</p><p></p><p><br />15 million dollars is proposed for a facility to study the capture, sequestration, and management of carbon emissions from a coal fired power plant.&nbsp; Senator Jim Anderson of Glenrock says it’s important to the future of Wyoming Coal.</p><p>“Perhaps bring Wyoming into a new era and it would certainly in regard to our reliance on coal and other things that are carbon based be a blessing if in fact we could do this.”</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:21:53 +0000 Bob Beck 54220 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Energy Items Considered In State Budget Bill Lawmakers discuss innovation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-discuss-innovation <p>The Joint Education Committee wrapped up two days of meetings talking about everything from improving Native American education to better uses of technology in the classroom.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Glenrock Senator Jim Anderson &nbsp;&nbsp;says lawmakers have had some distractions in recent months with the controversy surrounding Superintendent Cindy Hill, but he says they are moving forward with some good ideas.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:34:53 +0000 Bob Beck 43846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers discuss innovation