Funding en Funding For Statewide WPM Infrastructure Upgrades And Replacements Sought From State <p>As part of the UW request to the Wyoming legislature, WPM requested $2.5 million in the 2014 legislative session for critical infrastructure upgrades and replacements. WPM operates sites throughout the state.&nbsp; Many of them are operating on equipment far past its useful time.&nbsp; The most critical sites serve Laramie/Cheyenne and Rock Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>“Wyoming Public Radio” is a state treasure.&nbsp; Every Wyomingite should be able to access on ratio the public programming it provides, as well as critical emergency broadcasts,” says Christina Kuzmych, WPM General Manager.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:32:35 +0000 Wyoming Public Meida 53584 at Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:13:40 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48897 at Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT For UW’s School of Energy Resources, transparency about funding is key. <p>The School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming is funded in large part with money from the energy industry. Other universities have gotten heat lately for not being open enough with their funding sources. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that some stakeholders are concerned about too much influence from energy at UW, but SER promises transparency.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:18:36 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35759 at For UW’s School of Energy Resources, transparency about funding is key. Legislature cuts funding for Healthy Frontiers <p><a href=";MEDIA_ID=1006128&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces"><strong>Listen to the story</strong></a></p><p>Five years ago the state embarked on an innovative preventive medicine approach called Healthy Frontiers.&nbsp; It offered a version of health insurance to low income people who cannot afford it.&nbsp; The idea was to try and keep people off of Medicaid and out of the emergency room.&nbsp; But as Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Bob Beck reports the legislature stripped money from the program essentially killing it.</p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:37:08 +0000 Bob Beck 20851 at Legislature cuts funding for Healthy Frontiers Legislature Approves Hedonic Model <p>A new Wyoming School Finance bill has been approved by the Legislature&#39;s Joint Education Committee, but it has its critics.&nbsp;</p><p>The biggest concern is over a portion of the bill that is called the regional cost adjustment,&nbsp;which applies to salaries districts get and takes into consideration where a district is located.&nbsp;</p><p>The committee has decided to shift to a new funding mechanism called the hedonic wage index, that will reduce what the state pays for salaries by about seven million dollars.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:23:37 +0000 Bob Beck 18305 at Legislature Approves Hedonic Model