cale case 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 State Senate shoots down two governor appointments http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-senate-shoots-down-two-governor-appointments <p></p><p></p><p>For the first time in many years, the State Senate has failed to confirm two appointments by Governor Matt Mead.&nbsp;</p><p>The Senate voted no on Wyoming Public Service Appointees William Russell and Kara Brighton after Senator Cale Case complained that they appear to be unqualified attorneys.&nbsp; He’d like to see economists and others considered.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:15:21 +0000 Bob Beck 37238 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Senate shoots down two governor appointments Meier's Senate seat could be in jeopardy again http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/meiers-senate-seat-could-be-jeopardy-again <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">The Chairman of a Committee redrawing state legislative districts admits he is not pleased with a House Amendment that preserved the seat of a State Senator from Goshen and Platte Counties.&nbsp; Senate Corporations and Political Subdivisions Chairman Cale Case says he may try and remove that amendment.</span></font></div><div style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:55:38 +0000 Bob Beck 20190 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Meier's Senate seat could be in jeopardy again Senate Gives Approval To Funding For Uranium Cleanup http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-gives-approval-funding-uranium-cleanup <p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a Joint Resolution asking Congress to increase funding and monitoring at the Riverton Uranium Mill Tailings remediation site.&nbsp; Mill Tailings at the site, on the Wind River Reservation, constitute contaminated materials left over from the former Susquehanna-Western uranium mill that operated in the 50’s and 60’s.</p><p>Senator Cale Case told the Senate that the federal government had expected the site to naturally clean itself up after the company ceased operation in the area.&nbsp; However, he says that hasn’t been the case…</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:26:38 +0000 Bob Beck 20108 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Gives Approval To Funding For Uranium Cleanup Changes Made To Shell Corporation Regulation Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/changes-made-shell-corporation-regulation-bill <p>The State Senate continues working on a pair of bills intended to give the Secretary of State more power to regulate shell corporations or those who operate without significant investments or operations in the state.&nbsp; Senator Phil Nicholas successfully lowered possible penalties for people in Wyoming who act as registered agents, and says that&rsquo;s because they are not the people likely to commit fraud.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:27:44 +0000 Bob Beck 19705 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Changes Made To Shell Corporation Regulation Bill Wyoming To Deal With Shell Corporations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-deal-shell-corporations <p>The Wyoming Senate is working on a pair of bills intended to give the Secretary of State more power and authority to deal with shell corporations.&nbsp;</p><p>Those are companies without active business operations or significant assets and sometimes viewed as tax havens.&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Cale Case says there are a number of loose ends the state is trying to tie up.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:23:51 +0000 Bob Beck 19642 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming To Deal With Shell Corporations Wyoming will lose an incumbent Senator if redistricting plan gets adopted. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-will-lose-incumbent-senator-if-redistricting-plan-gets-adopted <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Wyoming legislature is undergoing a redrawing of legislative districts due to a change in population. &nbsp; One impact will be that sitting Senators Wayne Johnson of Cheyenne&nbsp; and Curt Meier of LaGrange&nbsp; will now be in the same district.&nbsp; Johnson&rsquo;s term is up next year and Meier would have two years left in his term.&nbsp;&nbsp; However, the legislative committee that is redrawing the districts has decided that the seat should be up for re-election, meaning that Meier&rsquo;s remaining two years will be voided. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:22:00 +0000 Bob Beck 16388 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming will lose an incumbent Senator if redistricting plan gets adopted.