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Ted Cruz promises Wyoming Republicans to roll back ‘war on coal’

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republican candidate Ted Cruz promised to roll back what he calls President Barack Obama’s ‘war on coal’ if he’s elected president. The Texas senator made the pledge in a speech to the Republican State Convention in Casper on Saturday. Wyoming, the nation’s leading coal-producing state, has seen hundreds of coal industry layoffs in recent months as ...

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Wyoming GOP holds caucuses amid coal, regulation worries

The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. (Image: Jimmy Emerson DVM via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republicans taking part in Wyoming’s final clutch of precinct caucuses Tuesday are agitated amid energy industry downturns that have stunted the state economy and federal regulations they believe are holding back growth. The state’s overwhelmingly dominant party has been caucusing since mid-February to begin figuring out which GOP candidate would be most likely to turn things ...

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Both houses of Wyoming Legislature hear budget amendments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature started churning through scores of proposed budget amendments Wednesday as members weighed how to keep the state government functioning over the coming two years in the face of sagging energy revenues. The House and Senate both considered how to amend the $3.3-billion budget bill drafted by the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations ...

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Wyoming Legislature prepares to examine budget bills

View of the Wyoming State Capitol building in Cheyenne. (Image: Jimmy Emerson DVM via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature will consider a range of budget bills this week as lawmakers wrestle with how much to spend from state savings to keep government programs afloat in the face of falling energy revenues. Legislative Democrats are also likely to try to amend the main general appropriations bill this week to allow Wyoming to accept ...

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Wyoming governor: Lawmakers should support infrastructure, Medicaid

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Despite the downturn in energy prices, Wyoming remains strong and must invest in infrastructure projects and accept federal funds to expand Medicaid to keep moving forward, Gov. Matt Mead told lawmakers in his state of the state address Monday. Mead, a Republican in his second term, said it’s important to respect the budget recommendations of the ...

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Falling energy revenues drive Wyoming budget changes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Responding to falling energy revenues, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is proposing to reduce the rate at which the state puts money into permanent savings to free up funds for state projects. Mead released his proposed budget for the coming two-year funding cycle on Tuesday. He’s calling for a $3.4-billion general fund budget — down about $200 million ...

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Lawmakers question University of Wyoming’s share of budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some lawmakers are questioning the University of Wyoming allocation under a bill pending in the Legislature, even as supporters say the investment is critical to the state’s future. Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature this week gave preliminary approval to a plan sending $56 million to the university out of a total $112.6 million the state expects ...

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