Wyoming House of Representatives http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en House Passes Bill To Put Cameras On School Buses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-passes-bill-put-cameras-school-buses <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require school buses in the state to carry video cameras on the outside.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:36:00 +0000 Bob Beck 54151 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House Passes Bill To Put Cameras On School Buses Legislature Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-defeats-another-medicaid-expansion-bill <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives failed to introduce the second of two committee-sponsored Medicaid Expansion bills, essentially ending the chance that lawmakers will approve an expansion this session.</p><p></p><p><br />The bill was based on the Medicaid fit program that was created by the Wyoming Department of Health. Cheyenne Republican Sue Wilson urged the House to debate it.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:14:25 +0000 Bob Beck 54012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Bill Wyoming House Defeats State Minimum Wage Increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-house-defeats-state-minimum-wage-increase <p>Efforts to&nbsp;raise the state minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to nine dollars an hour failed to gain traction in the&nbsp;Wyoming House of Representatives. They voted down the bill Tuesday, 51 to 9.&nbsp; The wage mainly impacts service workers.</p><p></p><p>Cheyenne Democrat Jim Byrd was the sponsor.&nbsp; He said that he was attempting to help people earn a living wage.&nbsp; He also said that it wouldn’t hurt business owners, but it would help the local economy.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:09:50 +0000 Bob Beck 53903 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming House Defeats State Minimum Wage Increase House battle over State Superintendent position rages on http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-battle-over-state-superintendent-position-rages <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming House of Representatives defeated a pair of amendments during the second day of debate on a bill that would remove some duties from the State Superintendent and give them to a governor-appointed Director of Education.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Jackson Republican Keith Gingery asked for $20,000 to be set aside to allow State Superintendent Cindy Hill to fight her loss of power in court.&nbsp; During that discussion Gingery expressed disappointment about the tone of the debate on the issue.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:48:16 +0000 Bob Beck 35700 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House battle over State Superintendent position rages on