WPR News
6:55 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Workers Compensation Reform Passes

Cheyenne, WY – On a 60 to nothing vote, the state Senate has passed a massive workers compensation reform bill. The bill increases death benefits for families with some specific help to send children left behind to college. Wyoming AFL-CIO Director Kim Floyd says took many years to get such a bill passed and calls it a big day for workers in the state.

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People
1:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2009

CJ the DJ on Morning Music

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th.

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th. Hear his selections and conversation with Grady Kirkpatrick. (songs are edited due to internet copyright restrictions.) View Playlist

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WPR News
9:35 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Delegation criticizes budget's treatment of AML funds

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's congressional delegation is condemning part of President Obama's budget proposal that could cut future payments to the state from the Abandoned Mine Land fund.

The program uses taxes on coal production to clean up abandoned mine sites and for other projects. Wyoming is receiving $100.7 million during the 2009 fiscal year as part of the program.

Wyoming's delegation says Obama's budget proposal released Thursday would terminate payments to coal-producing states that have completed mine clean-up.

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WPR News
9:34 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Carbon storage bill signed into law

Cheyenne, WY – Gov. Dave Freudenthal has signed into law two bills that help to define Wyoming's regulatory structure for the underground storage of carbon dioxide gas.

Freudenthal on Thursday signed House Bill 57, which establishes that the right to mine or drill for resources would have precedence over the right to store carbon gas underground.

Freudenthal also signed House Bill 58. That bill specifies that whoever injects carbon gas underground remains legally responsible for it.

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WPR News
8:11 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Children's Insurance Bill Dies in Wyoming House

WPR News
7:55 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Rare and Uncommon Bill Moves Forward

WPR News
7:53 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Low income people won't get help with health care

WPR News
7:25 am
Fri February 27, 2009

US Supreme Court denies Eaton appeal

Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from Wyoming's lone death row inmate.
Attorneys for Dale Wayne Eaton had petitioned the nation's highest court in December to consider his case. On Monday, the petition was denied.
Eaton was convicted of the 1988 kidnapping, rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, whose hometown was Billings, Mont.
He still has other options for appeals.
Wyoming last executed a prisoner in 1992.

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