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  • Legislators debate who should shape Wyoming health care system

    Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 2, 2024

    CHEYENNE — Lawmakers spent Monday morning debating which experts — if any — should be allowed to shape Wyoming’s health care system. At an interim meeting in Afton, the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee heard a recommendation from Gov. Mark Gordon and his Health Task Force to establish a permanent Wyoming Healthcare Authority that would explore health care policy recommendations, according to Jen Davis, senior policy advisor for health and human services in Gordon’s office. Creation of the Healthcare Authority falls just behi...

  • 988 hotline funding still in House budget, not in Senate version

    Carrie Haderlie, via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 29, 2024

    CHEYENNE — A $40 million allocation for 988 hotline operations is still alive in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but since lawmakers must reconcile a $900 million difference in the two chambers’ budgets, one advocate says he’s concerned that funding is on the chopping block. Last week, three bills pertaining to mental health in Wyoming failed to meet a House deadline to advance. All bills had to be heard during Committee of the Whole discussion in their chamber of origin by Friday to continue being considered during the current sessi...

  • Lawmakers agree Wyoming's economy is as 'strong as ever'

    Carrie Haderlie|Feb 15, 2024

    CHEYENNE — Several lawmakers agreed with Gov. Mark Gordon’s assessment that Wyoming’s economy is as “strong as ever” following his State of the State address Monday. Sen. Wendy Schuler, R-Evanston, said she will support his biennium budget heading into the legislative session. “I think the governor has been conservative in his budget, but I think it is a budget that is adequate,” Schuler said. “After looking at it under a microscope and watching the (Joint Appropriations Committee), I r...

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