tony ross http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en State Lawmakers Want More Dialogue With UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-lawmakers-want-more-dialogue-uw <p>Wyoming state legislators want more communication and coordination with the University of Wyoming.</p><p>The UW Board of Trustees met with several House and Senate members in Casper this week to discuss the relationship between the Legislature and the school. Senate President Tony Ross says the meeting was a good first step, but lawmakers need to play a bigger role in the future.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:10:10 +0000 Aaron Schrank 61432 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Lawmakers Want More Dialogue With UW Wyoming hosts meeting of legislators from energy-producing states http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-hosts-meeting-legislators-energy-producing-states <p></p><p>Energy industry representatives mingled with lawmakers from Wyoming and other states at last week&rsquo;s meeting of the Energy Council.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council is a Texas-based non-profit, and its membership is made up of lawmakers from twelve states, three Canadian provinces and Venezuela. It holds quarterly meeting to discuss energy issues. Although industry underwrites portions of the events, states also pay about $40,000 a year in dues to be part of the council, in addition to travel and lodging expenses for legislators.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:40:02 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming hosts meeting of legislators from energy-producing states Open meetings and records laws passed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/open-meetings-and-records-laws-passed <p>The Wyoming legislature has approved both Open Meetings and Records laws.</p><p>Senator Tony Ross said it was important for transparency to be shed on government. &nbsp;And Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center says the records law was important because it deals with electronic records.</p><p>&ldquo;It makes clear that just because it&rsquo;s electronic, if it&rsquo;s people discussing public business, people will have access to it now, guaranteed,&rdquo; Neal said.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:58:27 +0000 Bob Beck 20928 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Open meetings and records laws passed