6:50 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Impact Money

Wyoming – The debate over whether to compensate communities affected by energy development.

6:50 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Legislative Preview

Wyoming State Capitol

Wyoming – Sarah Gorin from the Equality State Policy Center.

WPR News
6:29 am
Fri February 10, 2006

National Group Opposes Streamlined Sales Tax Effort

Laramie, Wy – The National Taxpayers Union is opposing Wyoming's effort to streamline its sales tax. Wyoming is one of several states working to simplify its tax code. A major reason to do this is to collect Internet taxes. Estimates are that Wyoming loses tens of millions of dollars a year because it can't collect sales tax from internet purchases.

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WPR News
6:25 am
Fri February 10, 2006

UW Students to Help State with Investments

Laramie, Wy – Eight University of Wyoming students have received the go-ahead to invest up to a million dollars of the state's money.
Although the students first floated the idea to the State Loan and Investment Board last year, it wasn't until last week that final details were hammered out and permission was granted.
The students are finance majors studying under professor Walt Werner.

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WPR News
6:20 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Fire Truck Plant to Close

Lararmie, Wy – Sixty-seven people will lose their jobs when a Casper closes. The American LaFrance fire truck and emergency vehicle plant is set to shut down in July.
This news wasn't a complete surprise to employees -- the company laid off 20 employees last month.
The plant began as Becker Fire Equipment Company in the mid-1980s. American LaFrance bought half of the company in 1999.

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1:42 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Ag Health Insurance

Wyoming – The first of two reports on how farmers and ranchers deal with rising health insurance costs.

1:42 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Four-lane Highways

Wyoming Roads

Wyoming – How a new report on highway safety compares to state plans for expanding two-lane roads.

WPR News
9:45 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Hearing for Teen Charged in Witness Killing

WPR News
9:41 am
Thu February 9, 2006

New Bill Would Cover Health Care for Parents of Kids in Kid Care

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WPR News
6:53 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Campbell County Wants Help To Pay For Jail

Gillette, Wy – Campbell County plans to ask the state for
250-thousand dollars to design an addition to the overcrowded
county jail.
The jail was built for 128 inmates. But it has set several
crowding records recently, including 170 people over the weekend.
Sheriff Bill Pownall says he expects the jail population to
increase by about 20 percent per year as the population of
northeast Wyoming continues to grow.
In the meantime, the jail has had to rely on temporary beds and
by putting inmates in the infirmary.

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