2012 elections

4:17 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Park County voters nix sales tax

The Mayor of Cody says residents in her community can expect to see budget cuts and a reduction of services following the failure of a one-percent sales tax which was intended to address infrastructure needs of Park County. 

Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says her community will see some changes: “It was a time for the Cody voters or the county voters to let us know if they wanted to continue things as they were or make adjustments.  And we are going to have to make some adjustments.”

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12:24 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Voters Decided the Fate of Ballot Initiatives

Beyond selecting federal and state candidates, Wyoming voters decided the fate of numerous local ballot initiatives.

In Weston County, voters increased property taxes to raise funds for the local hospital, nursing home, and other health services. Sweetwater County voted to issue bonds to build a new pool at the high school, and passed a 1% sales tax for infrastructure projects. Platte County will re-authorize property taxes to fund a nursing home, and Converse County approved a 1% sales tax to build a library and an education building.

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7:28 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Ballot Issues by County in 2012 General Election

In addition to voting on candidates this general election, voters were asked to decide on three Constitutional Amendments and, in most counties, on local proposals for sales taxes and development projects.

Here's the breakdown of the ballot questions.


- Authorize property tax not exceeding 1/2 mill on the dollar of assessed valuation of all taxable property in Albany County for planning, developing and providing regional transportation?

- Authorize 1/4 penny sales tax to benefit Laramie Economic Development Corporation? FAILED

Big Horn:

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4:47 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

High early voting numbers could mean strong turnout tomorrow

State officials are expecting strong voter turnout tomorrow.

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5:52 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Candidates Differ On The EPA

Two U-S Senate candidates differ on the role of the environmental protection agency.  Senator John Barrasso says the E-P-A has hurt Wyoming’s energy industry and has developed unfair regulations that have harmed the coal industry.              

You know I think what the EPA has done for 40 years has made remarkable progress, but now we are at a point, at this point I believe they are failing America by the impact that they are having on so many energy jobs because of regulations coming out of Washington.”

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3:01 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Voting begins in Wyoming

Early voting in Wyoming begins Thursday.  Since 1991, the state has allowed absentee voting without an excuse. 

People may register and in many instances they may vote in person at the County Courthouse or they can take their ballot home and return it.  State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says it’s very popular.

“People that are thinking they may be out of town, shift workers who it’s hard for them to get to the polls, the elderly, it’s just a convenience for a lot of people.”

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11:09 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Senator Phil Nicholas Wins in District 10

State Senator Phil Nicholas won the Republic nomination for the District 10 Senate seat, defeating Anne Alexander. Nicholas won with 57 percent of the vote.

This was Alexander’s first campaign, and she says she was floored by the number of votes she got.

“I have no legislative experience at all and it made me feel confident that maybe we got some of our message out and it just kind of felt like a good vote of confidence even if we didn’t win.”

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