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The Wyoming State Legislature adjourned sine die March 11 after passing House Bills 49, 80, and 100. House Bill 49 requires organizations that receive contributions or expend funds in excess of $1,000 to file a statement of formation and increases […]

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Gov. Mark Gordon - by MikesGroover

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed a campaign finance bill into law on March 10. House Bill 80 states all political action committees or candidate’s campaign committees must file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures at least seven days but […]

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December 3, 2021  •  

Fenn Appointed to Wyoming Supreme Court

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Judge John G. Fenn has been appointed by Gov. Mark Gordon to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Fenn has sat on the Fourth Judicial District Court bench for the previous 14 years and was a private practice attorney in Sheridan for […]

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November 5, 2021  •  

Wyoming Legislature Adjourns

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The Wyoming Legislature adjourned their special session after passing HB 1002, outlawing enforcement of federal vaccine mandates. Included in HB 1002 is the ability for Wyoming’s attorney general to initiate or participate in litigation and take any appropriate action to […]

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October 20, 2021  •  

Wyoming Special Session Announced

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A special legislative session has been announced by the Wyoming Legislature after a majority of state House and Senate members voted in favor of convening. The session will begin October 26 and is tentatively scheduled to adjourn on October 28. […]

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September 13, 2021  •  

Wyoming Running Closer to Runoff Elections

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Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposal to switch the state’s elections to a runoff system, after rejecting a similar proposal three months ago. Runoff election systems are favored in states in which a political party holds a strong majority. Wyoming, […]

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September 8, 2021  •  

Wyoming Supreme Court Justice to Retire

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Justice Michael K. Davis of the Wyoming Supreme Court announced his plans to retire in January. The retirement gives Republican Gov. Mark Gordon his first Supreme Court appointment. Currently, all five sitting justices were appointed by former Gov. Matt Mead, […]

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Members of the Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions voted to draft bills to create either an open primary or a ranked-choice voting system. Currently, Wyoming operates under a dual partisan primary system. Under this system, each party […]

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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and statehouse leaders announced there will not be a special session this July. The July special session was to be called for deliberation on how to best allocate the federal relief money given by the American […]

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The Wyoming Legislature adjourned sine die on April 7 after passing an increase to lobbying fees. House Bill 148 raises the annual registration fee from $25 to $75. Fees for individuals receiving $500 or less in compensation increases from $5 […]

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Campbell County commissioners appointed Chris Knapp to fill a vacant House seat after Gillette Republican Rep. Roy Edwards died from COVID-19 on November 2. The commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to appoint Knapp to the House District 53 seat at a […]

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The Legislature’s first special session since 2004 ended Saturday night with three bills headed to the desk of Gov. Mark Gordon for his consideration. The main task of the special session was to set up programs and time frames for […]

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Gov. Mark Gordon - by MikesGroover

Gov. Mark Gordon called a special session of the Wyoming Legislature to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two day special session will start at 8:00 a.m. on May 15. Lawmakers will gather both online and in the state […]

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The Democratic Party has canceled all county conventions and the in-person portion of its upcoming caucus over increasing concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. All Wyoming Democrats registered by March 20 were automatically sent a ballot in the mail, to the […]

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