WPR News
8:10 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Debate over carbon sequestration bill

WPR News
8:09 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Senate approves property tax transparency bill

Cheyenne, WY – The State Senate has given final approval to a controversial bill that would allow the public to see how much homes are worth in their neighborhood. It would allow people to see what a specific home sold for and how the county assesor has valued other homes in an area. Some Senators argue that this would violate privacy. But Kaycee Senator John Schiffer says it is a matter of fairness: "You have the right to know how your taxes are determined. Why did my taxes go up 40 or 50% in the last 2 or 3 years?"

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WPR News
6:18 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

State House works on underage drinking bill

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WPR News
7:46 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

DUI bill stalls in House committee

Cheyenne, WY – A house committee has postponed a vote on a driving under the influence bill over a disagreement about one provision. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck has more

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WPR News
6:44 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

State senate gets animated over texting bill

WPR News
6:42 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Pregnancy homicide bill back this session

WPR News
6:25 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Worker drowns in Laramie

WPR News
8:22 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

House defeats discrimination bill

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted against introducing a bill that would have banned
discrimination against citizens on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The House voted 37-21 Wednesday to accept the bill, but the vote failed to meet the two-thirds necessary for introduction. Democratic Rep. Cathy Connolly, of Laramie, was the main sponsor of
the bill. She says she intends to bring it back next year.

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WPR News
8:18 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Senate considers seat belt law

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Senate is considering strengthening the state's seatbelt law. The bill would increase the fine for not wearing a seatbelt from $25 to $75. However, a driver still could not be pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.

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WPR News
8:16 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Senate again considers health care pilot

Cheyenne, WY – The state Senate is once again debating a health care pilot project that is intended to help low-income people stay healthy. It creates a benefit package for patients that includes access to insurance. Patients would be required to pay into the program and would get state incentives for good health.

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