Wyoming – While many states deal with revenue shortfalls, Wyoming is still expecting a budget surplus, albeit a smaller one. U.W. is using some of this cash to attract faculty from other institutions. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – Many universities have increased tuition significantly, but the University of Wyoming is holding the line. Bob Beck interviews Vice President of Academic Affairs Sara Axelson and asks whether financial resources are helping to recruit students.
Wyoming – Some say it's a rumor, others say it's a real possibility. Either way, Wyoming farmers have caught wind of the idea that the government could impose a global warming tax on cows and pigs. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
Wyoming – This month Pulitzer-prize-winning writer and editor Annie Proulx and photographer Martin Stupich release the book "Red Desert: History of a Place." It's a collection of photographs and essays about the Red Desert from scientists and historians. Addie Goss interviews Annie Proulx and Martin Stupich about the book.
Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming Senator John Barrasso told the U.S. Senate today that the Wyoming Range is an important area for wildlife in the state, and that it should be protected from future energy development.
Barrasso is sponsoring a bill that would keep any future oil and gas leases from being awarded for the area, but he says the bill honors any current leases.
The bill has the support of the Governor and should be voted on this weekend.
Laramie, Wyo. – Because the state is expected to have less money to spend then previously thought, the Governor has cut his proposed supplemental budget in half.
In December, Governor Dave Freudenthal asked lawmakers to spend over $440 million on a number of projects, but because revenue forecasters now say the state will only be getting a third of the money they previously thought, the Governor is now asking for $216 million.