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7:28 am
Thu February 26, 2009

UW Professor Authors Major UN Report

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7:26 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Senate Goes to Work on Worker Compensation Reform

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7:24 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Breathalyzer Bill Moves in House

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7:23 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Legislature Looks At Bill to Keep an Eye on Youth

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9:08 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Wyoming officials weigh the stimulus

Cheyenne, WY – With few exceptions, state officials say they still aren't sure how much money Wyoming will get from the federal stimulus package.

Lynn Boomgarden is overseeing the state's effort to study the package. She says Wyoming appears to be eligible for $502 million, but that number may be revised downward. The state may choose to reject some funds, and it will have to apply for others. Boomgarden said it will be two to three weeks before detailed information is available.

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9:00 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Wyoming communities seek funding for child care

Laramie, WY – More and more communities across Wyoming are applying for grants to start their own child care facilities. These are most often public-private partnerships with funding from cities and counties, as well as the Wyoming Business Council.

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8:14 am
Wed February 25, 2009

State House Votes for More Education Spending

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House gave initial approval to a bill that adds more money to education Monday. Lingle Republican Matt Teeters strongly objects to spending more money at a time when the state has a dicey financial future.
Teeters tried to remove a lot of the supplemental money and then went on to oppose the bill. But, Lander Republican Del McComie fought against Teeter's efforts saying supporters of the funding are trying to improve services for those in need. The House will debate the bill two more times.

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8:00 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Senator Enzi Interested in Obama's Claim of Program Cuts

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9:54 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Senate committee kills DUI bill

Cheyenne, WY – A Wyoming Senate Committee has killed a bill that was intending to bring about a comprehensive change in state Driving Under the Influence Laws. Senator Tony Ross of Cheyenne says the main reason was that the bill did not fit with another drunk driving bill that the Senate strongly endorsed. Ross says such legislation is important and so they will need to try again.

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9:52 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Committee passes pilot health care bill

Cheyenne, WY – After extensive discussion, a Wyoming House committee has recommended passage of a pilot health care program. The $2 million plan would provide health care to low-income people, and includes preventive care, state funded health care accounts and high deductible insurance. Department of Health Director Brent Sherard says it should also give state health officials some information to build on.

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