On Thursday legislature looked at foreign actors and security. Thursday morning, the agriculture, state and public lands & water resources committee looked at bills prohibiting foreign property and agriculture ownership in the state.
“We’re glad we’re making progress to make sure that we can empower military parents to make decisions that are right for their kids when dealing with harassment and discrimination in our school districts,” said Sen. Brian Boner, S.D. 2
On Wednesday, committees and legislature looked at access to medicine and protections. The House Minerals Business and Economic Development Committee discussed a news source shield law bill Wednesday. The bill helps journalists and media protect whistle-blowers and sources that could inform the public of wrongdoing.
The second week of Legislation has lawmakers looking to support law enforcement and families. The House Judiciary Committee discussed adjusting child support amounts to reflect inflation and the cost of living. It’s been 10 years since the last adjustment it passed the Judiciary Committee going to the floor for further debate.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was recognized in front of the state capital steps on Monday as crowds gathered and acknowledged the civil rights leader and the newest state proclamation. “You would not have seen this level of diversity marching together for any reason, let alone for equality of rights. And to have me stand and be able to honor Dr. King in front of this diverse field is just absolutely incredible. It means the world,” said CMSgt. Sylvestris Hlongwane, Command Chief, 90th Missile Wing.
Students from Cody High School came to the Capitol on Monday for an important bill and issue you’ve probably never heard about.Delta 8 is a chemically modified cannabis drug that is making some Cody students and citizens sick,
On Tuesday morning, the Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee discussed liquor licenses and the possibility of joining two licenses to give folks more access to licenses over time. Law enforcement voiced concerns over the “disorderly” effect this could have on the public.
On Wednesday morning, the Legislative Committees focused on maternal and child well-being. The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services discussion of S.F.79, the Safe Care for New Borns bill, tackled maternal substance abuse and detailed ways to support both mother and infant with care and community resources, keeping both together instead of criminalizing maternal addiction.
On Friday, legislators discussed vaccine discrimination, IDs, and vulnerable adults. Friday morning, a bill prohibiting mask, vaccine and testing discrimination was up in the house labor, health, and social service committee.
On Tuesday legislature talked about bills that protect our vulnerable populations. To stave off the growing problem of Fentanyl, House Bill 111 protects children from exposure by expanding on a current statute to protect their rights. This bill will allow for a 5-year felony charge if a child is exposed to the drug.
Since the school crosswalk death of a 13-year-old in Cheyenne last year, a new bill is looking at getting funding so it never happens again. The State Department of Transportation and the joint judiciary interim committee are working on getting 10 million dollars to pay for new crosswalks across the state.
The latest edition of the AARP COVID-19 Dashboard showed substantial improvement in staff, and resident cases of COVID-19 inside the state’s nursing homes over the four-week period ending December 18, 2022.
As much as ARPA funds have helped the state of Wyoming create supportive programs, the sunset date for these funds is around the corner, causing legislators to come up with new ways to sustain these projects’ financing. On Thursday legislature focused on mental health and education. The Joint Revenue Committee looked at sustainable funding for the 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline.
If you are a small business looking to expand your exporting capacity, the Wyoming Business Council has a webinar you may want to check out. This program is built to help Wyoming businesses grow their local and international impact, but knowing where to start can be a little daunting.
Gov. Mark Gordon spoke to both chambers and the public Wednesday in the people’s house at the Capitol. “It’s my honor and obligation to report to you that today the State of Wyoming is strong and her future is bright,” said Gordon. And touched on the idea that it’s also her citizens’ job to ensure it stays that way.
Lawmakers came together Tues. to kick off the latest legislative session. Many new and seasoned legislators look forward to a legislature that puts values and working together at the forefront.Tuesday marks the first day of the 67th legislative session. Today the senate and house chambers swore in their newest lawmakers.
wo Canadian Geese from Laramie County have tested positive for the Avian Flu. Animal Control recovered several geese for Wyoming Game and Fish Department from Lion’s Park in Cheyenne. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been monitoring the virus in wild birds. Residents should expect to encounter more dead or sick birds at Lion’s Park during the migratory season.
As the state grows, so do the needs of businesses, but how much should regulations or government be involved? These are some issues that the action and advocacy committee is thinking about as they look to the upcoming legislative session.“We need for municipalities to make sure our communities are are safe and appropriate. So were going to have to watch that balance this year. I know there will be a lot of discussion about it,” said Dale Steenbergen, President and CEO of The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.
When it’s time to bring down the decorations after Christmas and New Year, folks may want to know the best way to do so safely. We talked to the Laramie County fire authority about their advice. Fire officials say that after Santa has gone back to the north pole. It’s important to keep watering your live tree until it’s ready for disposal to prevent fires.
Monday was a big day at the Capitol. The state’s top 5 elected officials were sworn into office at the Rotunda. Wyoming officials rang in the new year with a bang. Even during the holiday season, the state keeps working, and today was no exception. On Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon rang in his second inaugural ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda.
If you are the type that likes to take risks, gamble on your future and get big money, the horse palace is the place for you, especially this new year’s eve. Across all Wyoming horse palace locations, the new year will be rung up in style. On Saturday, the palace offers free plays and draws for cash giveaways starting at 8 p.m., ending the festivities with a toast at midnight.
It’s that time of year when we hear about turning over a new leaf. But for those this year who are committed to improving their health and longevity.We Spoke to some experts about what it takes and how to make it stick as folks jump back on the weight loss bandwagon this time of year. Some local experts recommend starting slow and focusing on your overall health to feel better in your own skin.
In this season of giving, Gov. Gordon and officials honored the celebration of lights with the Menorah lighting ceremony. The festival of lights lit up the Capitol on Monday when officials held their annual Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony. It was the first year since the pandemic that folks have been able to gather.
This week’s upcoming weather event has many folks thinking about what they need to do to stay safe or alive. This sharp temperature drop is predicted for late afternoon on Wednesday into Thursday. The national weather service advises covering your skin when exposed to these extreme temperatures.