Laramie, Wyo. – New analysis shows President Obama's economic stimulus package could create thousands of jobs in this state.
Earlier this month, Governor Dave Freudenthal requested a billion dollars of stimulus funding for Wyoming. Then, the Wyoming Contractors Association had economists look at the impact that much federal money could have here. This analysis showed it would mean 20,000 new jobs.
Executive Vice President for the Contractors, Jonathan Downing, says that would have wide effect.
Laramie, Wyo. – The National Park Service is hosting a two-day meeting in Mammoth Hot Springs this week that will outline new ideas for the country's park system.
A national commission will hold the third of five meetings in Yellowstone through Wednesday. Spokesman Mike Bento says the goal is to form a vision for the Park System's second century of operation. He says many things have changed since Yellowstone became the nation's first national park more than 100 years ago.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A bill that would let Wyoming voters decide whether to amend the state constitution to deny state recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere has been introduced in the House.
A similar bill has stalled in the Senate Education Committee.
Rep. Owen Petersen, R-Lyman, is the main sponsor of the House bill. He declined comment on it, saying he won't discuss it until it hits the floor.