Eli Bebout http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Legislative Session Wraps Up http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislative-session-wraps <p></p><p>Members of Wyoming's Republican leadership raved about&nbsp;the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday, praising&nbsp;the state budget and lawmakers' support of business.&nbsp; The GOP leaders said the budget will do a lot for the state, but they noted that they were also able to put a lot into savings.&nbsp; Although the Senate Appropriations Committee was criticized for focusing too much on saving, Chairman Eli Bebout says in fact they probably spent too much. He says the energy industry could face tough times in Wyoming and it's important to be prepared.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:25:03 +0000 Bob Beck 54965 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislative Session Wraps Up Budget Goes To The Governor And The Senate Debates Medicaid http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/budget-goes-governor-and-senate-debates-medicaid <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wyoming House and Senate have agreed to changes in the state budget bill. &nbsp;The bill gives public employees a roughly 2.4 percent pay hike, provides money for improvements at community colleges and the University of Wyoming, and $175 million for local governments. &nbsp;Senator Eli </span>Bebout<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> called it a responsible budget.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:41:37 +0000 Bob Beck 54806 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Budget Goes To The Governor And The Senate Debates Medicaid Bebout: UW Treated Well In Budget Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bebout-uw-treated-well-budget-bill <p>The Wyoming House and Senate approved their versions of the state budget on Friday and will now work on reaching a compromise to send to the Governor.&nbsp; One of the entities that received a lot of attention was the University of Wyoming.&nbsp; Senate Appropriations Chairman Eli Bebout said that UW was treated well.</p><p></p><p>“We made some cuts, that’s what we do.&nbsp; But we gave some endowment money, we are moving ahead on a tier 1 Engineering College, we did the double-A, looking at the Corbett pools, we did that endowed chair for petroleum engineering.”</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:58:30 +0000 Bob Beck 54461 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bebout: UW Treated Well In Budget Bill Senator suggests tuition hike for UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-suggests-tuition-hike-uw <p>After hearing the budget request from the University of Wyoming, a State Senator says it is time that U-W look at raising tuition to a much higher level.&nbsp;</p><p>Senate Appropriations Chairman Eli Bebout says the cost of maintaining a high quality institution is substantial.&nbsp; Bebout says U-W had to go through some difficult budget cuts and so it may be time that the University take steps to raise some of its own revenue.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:45:17 +0000 Bob Beck 51226 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator suggests tuition hike for UW Uranium industry growth has challenges http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uranium-industry-growth-has-challenges <p>Many people hope that Wyoming&rsquo;s uranium industry will become much more active, as interest in nuclear energy grows.&nbsp;</p><p>University of Wyoming Ag Economist Tex Taylor says there is a lot of potential for increased employment and tax revenue for the state.&nbsp; But Wyoming Senator Eli Bebout, who chairs the Senate Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee, says new and smaller companies are often stymied by the state and federal permitting process and other regulatory hurdles.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:49:38 +0000 Bob Beck 25603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Uranium industry growth has challenges Senate Approves Grants For OSHA Compliance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-approves-grants-osha-compliance <p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would provide grant money to small businesses to have OSHA determine whether they have a safe workplace.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:56:01 +0000 Bob Beck 20597 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Approves Grants For OSHA Compliance