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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WPR News
8:14 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Senate Committee approves DUI bill

WPR News
4:04 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Grand Targhee recognized for sustainability

WPR News
7:17 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Juvenile justice bill gets committee approval

Cheyenne, WY – A Wyoming house committee has approved one of two bills that address the issue of putting juveniles in jail.

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WPR News
7:15 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Bill would clarify laws against underage drinking

Cheyenne, WY – A Wyoming House Committee has approved a bill that could make it easier to convict people for underage drinking. The bill clarifies that someone under 21 drinking any type of alcohol is breaking the law, with some limited exceptions.

Jackson Republican Keith Gingery says the current law is so vague that some people have eluded convictions: "A judge ruled that you had to define what precisely they drank. Was it beer or was it hard liquor? Once they consume it we don't know. It was making it hard to get convictions."

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WPR News
7:12 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Several bills pit Wyoming against feds

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming legislature is considering a number of bills that would pit the state against the federal government.

The House has approved for introduction bills asserting states' rights and sovereignty. It also approved for introduction a bill that gives tools to the Wyoming Attorney General to sue the federal government for not properly following the Endangered Species Act or similar measures.

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WPR News
7:12 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Several bills pit Wyoming against feds

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming legislature is considering a number of bills that would pit the state against the federal government.

The House has approved for introduction bills asserting states' rights and sovereignty. It also approved for introduction a bill that gives tools to the Wyoming Attorney General to sue the federal government for not properly following the Endangered Species Act or similar measures.

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