Wyoming – This month the Governor announced a series of budget cuts due to a downturn in the economy. In a large cut to the department of health, the Governor said that almost 26 million dollars would be reduced from the state Medicaid reimbursement program. That is money given to doctors, hospitals and clinics to serve people who otherwise could not afford health care. That announcement stirred up the health care community as Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports
Wyoming – The Department of Health budget cuts may be especially hard for Wyoming's developmentally disabled. In addition to cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates - which nearly all advocates and officials say will mean fewer services for people with developmental disabilities - budget reductions will mean a longer wait to get help in the first place. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.
Wyoming – This week Teton County's school district announced it was opening a new online, virtual school. If approved by the Wyoming Department of Education it will be public, free and open to students anywhere in the state. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that the virtual school concept is becoming a trend.