Wyoming Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Senate Debates State Park Fee Distribution http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-debates-state-park-fee-distribution <p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial support to a bill that would allow State Parks to use entrance fees on things besides major building projects.&nbsp; But not everyone loves the idea.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas of Laramie said it&nbsp;was difficult to raise park fees to pay for important capital construction and major maintenance&nbsp; projects&nbsp;and argued that it would be wrong to use the money for another purpose.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:54:27 +0000 Bob Beck 53901 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Debates State Park Fee Distribution Wyoming Senate passes bill to take power from state superintendent http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-senate-passes-bill-take-power-state-superintendent <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that takes power away from the state superintendent and creates an appointed director to run the Department of Education.&nbsp;</p><p>The Senate voted 20-10 to approve the measure.&nbsp; Senator Hank Coe blames the move on failures by the State Superintendent Cindy Hill to follow through on legislative mandates, a charge Hill denies.&nbsp; Coe says Hill has lacked management skills.&nbsp; He says that’s led to a 40-percent turnover.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:48:01 +0000 Bob Beck & B 35362 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Senate passes bill to take power from state superintendent