The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Wyoming Governor News

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Wyoming Gubernatorial Headlines:

NOVEMBER  2013

New Wyoming Supreme Court justice good fit for appellate work (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/30/13)
Gov. Mead may seek more money for road budget (AP, 11/30/13)
Gov. Mead proposes state employee pay raises (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/30/13)
Lawmaker cautions Legislature against Wyo. Game and Fish oversight (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/30/13)
Wyoming state agencies tossing out obsolete rules (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/29/13)
Wyo. state treasurer reassures lawmakers about state’s financial health (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/28/13)
Are Wyomingites coming or going? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 11/27/13)
Ammunition maker to open in Laramie in 2014 (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/27/13)
Gov. hopes to develop statewide water strategy (Gillette News Record, 11/27/13)
Gov. Matt Mead pushes agencies to reduce rules (AP, 11/26/13)
Wyoming’s minimum wage law likely to stay on the books (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/25/13)
Liz Cheney features daughters in campaign ad touting family’s Wyoming history (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/25/13)
Report: Wyoming’s Sen. Barrasso No. 7 in contributions from fracking interests (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/24/13)
Wyo. officials, gas producers oppose pipeline tariff change effort (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/24/13)
Five things you need to know on Liz Cheney vs. Mike Enzi (The Fix, 11/23/13)
Liz Cheney’s campaign challenge, family strife ‘bruising’ Wyoming Republicans (Washington Post, 11/23/13)
Embattled Cheney books TV time (Politico, 11/22/13)
Gov Mead appoints Cheyenne attorney Kate Fox to Wyo. Supreme Court (WyoFile, 11/21/13)
Wyo. committee starts push for state ownership of federal lands (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/21/13)
Cindy Hill files open records lawsuit (AP, 11/20/13)
The race that broke the Cheney family (Politico, 11/20/13)
Report: Liz Cheney income is nearly $1M since 2012 (WyoFile, 11/20/13)
Cheney spat blows up on Wyoming front pages (Washington Post, 11/19/13)
Mead: Wyoming businesses doing well (WPM, 11/19/13)
New Wyoming Capitol renovation cost estimate: $113 million (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/19/13)
Pro-Enzi Super PAC buys radio, TV time for ad about Obamacare (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/19/13)
Wyoming Medical Center furloughs managers, eliminates paid vacation time (Casper Star-Tribune,11/19/13)
Thousands, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, weigh in on coal-export plans (AP, 11/18/13)
Family feud: Dick Cheney caught in gay marriage quarrel between daughters Liz and Mary (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/18/13)
Cheney family clash over gay marriage reflects broader divide within GOP (Washington Post,11/18/13)
Cheney spat falls flat in Wyoming (Politico, 11/18/13)
Wyoming lawmakers: Inquiry into state schools chief Cindy Hill needs more time (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/18/13)
Dispute over gay marriage erupts in Cheney family (New York Times, 11/17/13)
Robert Sternberg resigns as University of Wyoming president (WyoFile, 11/15/13)
Liz Cheney debuts first TV ad for Wyoming US Senate bid (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/14/13)
Liz Cheney slams new poll showing huge Mike Enzi lead in Wyoming US Senate race (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/14/13)
Carol Meed releases children’s book of ‘Wyoming Firsts’ (Casper Star Tribune, 11/13/13)
Few Wyomingites enroll in federal insurance marketplace (Casper Star Tribune, 11/13/13)
Commissioned poll: Mike Enzi up 53 on Liz Cheney (Politico, 11/13/13)
Luca seeks Wyoming commission’s approval of plan to plug wells (Casper Star Tribune, 11/13/13)
Conflict of Interest: Can we trust UW trustees? (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
Gov. Mead wants $16M for Wyoming broadband expansion (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead to attend national quail hunt in Oklahoma (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/12/13)
Grade still out on new University of Wyoming admission standards (AP, 11/12/13)
Wyoming approves groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
Wyoming will demand water tests before oil and natural gas drilling (Casper Star Tribune,11/12/13)
Conflicts of interest: Can we trust UW trustees? (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead to attend national quail hunt in Oklahoma (Casper Star Tribune, 11/12/13)
The most dangerous occupation: The quest for safety in Wyoming coal mines (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
Gov. Mead wants $16M for Wyoming broadband expansion (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Why does Wyoming insist on punishing poor people? (WyoFile, 11/12/13)
Half-full or half-empty? Wyoming lawmakers set tone next week for budget session (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/12/13)
Insurance marketplace enrollments start to pick up in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/7/13)
No action taken on Medicaid proposals (WPM, 11/6/13)
Legislative committee will be asked to support Medicaid expansion (WPM, 11/4/13)
Lawmakers inch toward ‘Wyoming solution’ for Medicaid expansion (WyoFile, 11/4/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Committee votes to reduce interest rates on unpaid mineral taxes (WPM, 10/30/13)
Wyoming looks to revamp early childhood education (WyoFile, 10/29/13)
Gov. Meed meets with Taiwanese president on trip (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/20/13)
Wyo. high court to hear fracking disclosure suit (AP, 10/17/13)
Liz Cheney, Mike Enzi rake in big bucks for Senate campaign (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/16/13)
Environmentalists, industry propose changes to Wyoming water-testing rule (Casper Star-Tribune,10/16/13)
Lawmakers study Hill reading initiative (AP, 10/16/13)
Shutdown reminds us of the importance of public lands (WyoFile, 10/15/13)
Protesters gather at East Gate to demand reopening of Yellowstone Park (WyoFile, 10/15/13)
Ready, set, Obamacare: Wyoming customers enrolling despite problems (Casper Star-Tribune,10/15/13)
Panel approves counsel for Wyoming superintendent inquiry (AP, 10/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Lummis needs to stop marching with extreme right-wing (WyoFile, 10/15/13)
Bill limits Wyoming state agency land purchases (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/13/13)
Wyoming GOP debates moving HQ from Casper to Cheyenne (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/13/13)
Barrasso, Enzi, Lummis walk GOP line on shutdown, debt limit (WyoFile, 10/11/13)
Mead: Wyoming won’t bail out national parks (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/11/13)
Feds debut sluggish ACA health insurance exchange in Wyoming (WyoFile, 10/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Common Core will move this state forward (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/11/13)
Gov: No cash for parks (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 10/11/13)
Shutdown could hit Wyoming poor in November (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/10/13)
State education board stands firm on Common Core (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Cheneys shouldn’t expect automatic support from any Republican (WyoFile, 10/8/13)
Sportsmen groups worry about economic and conservation impacts of government shutdown(WyoFile, 10/8/13)
Gov. Mead says 233 Wyoming employees face furlough (AP, 10/4/13)
Mead names Bridget Hill Wyoming state lands director (AP, 10/2/13)
Rocky start for federal insurance exchange in Wyoming (AP, 10/1/13)
Wyoming group preps medical pot initiative (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Wyoming taking part in lawsuit against EPA (AP, 9/30/13)
Apprehension accompanies health law’s arrival in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/29/13)
Wyoming Business Council asks for funding increase (AP, 9/28/13)
Could Wyoming take over state’s uranium regulation? (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/28/13)
Liz Cheney’s Senate run in Wyoming pits fame against familiarity (LA Times, 9/28/13)
Wyoming lawmaker blasts schools supt. Hill’s subpoena response (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/27/13)
Analysis: Cheney vs. Simpson not personal, not a dynasty war (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/26/13)
Wyoming’s multi-million dollar effort to clean up abandoned wells fails to launch (WyoFile, 9/26/13)
Mead revisits salary raises for UW & state as revenue climbs (WyoFile, 9/26/13)
Gov. Mead says he’ll ask the legislature to fund courthouse security projects (County10, 9/26/13)
Former Wyo. Sen. Alan Simpson: Lynne Cheney told me to ’shut up’ (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/25/13)
COMMENTARY: No opting out of MyWY Health (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Doing the right thing for those who cannot fight for themselves (Casper Star-Tribune,9/24/13)
Enzi, Cheney lockstep in opposition to Obama’s ‘war on coal’ (WyoFile, 9/24/13)
Dick Cheney’s gun malfunctions during hunting competition (Huff Post Politics, 9/23/13)
Arch Coal: Obama pollution limits proposal ‘goes way too far, way too fast’ (AP, 9/21/13)
In Lander, Dick Cheney enjoys hero’s welcome, pleads for debt cuts (WyoFile, 9/20/13)
Wyo. governor, delegation, blast EPA coal rules (AP, 9/20/13)
Cheney sisters can agree to disagree on gay marriage — in public (WyoFile, 9/17/13)

AUGUST 2013

Investigation of Superintendent Hill moving slowly (AP, 8/29/13)
Wyoming consumer advocate opposes EPA pollution plan (AP, 8/28/13)
New state ed director sees Wyoming among K-12 leaders (AP, 8/28/13)
Report: Medicaid alternative could save Wyoming money (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/26/13)
Employee questions whether Hill, others, tampered with public records (Casper Star-Tribune,8/25/13)
Group urges Wyoming to toughen anti-corruption laws (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/25/13)
Cheney attacks Enzi at Tea Party event in Emblem (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/24/13)
Could a Colorado county become part of Wyoming? (AP, 8/22/13)
Cheney pays fine for fishing-license violation (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/21/13)
Wyo. Supreme Court hears superintendent lawsuit (AP, 8/20/13)
Wyoming delegation: Exempt state from fracking rules (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/19/13)
Common Core standards topic of discussion tonight in Casper (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/19/13)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead in no hurry to announce 2014 political plans (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/18/13)

JULY 2013

Wyo lawyers: Toss lawsuit by Hill petition supporters (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/30/13)
Wyoming lawmakers consider two new state office buildings (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/30/13)
Wyo vs. EPA: State resists EPA plan targeting coal to cut haze (WyoFile, 7/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Liz Cheney is too new in Wyoming to ‘get it’ (WyoFile, 7/30/13)
Wyoming legislative committee aims to strike archaic laws (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/27/13)
Liz Cheney’s staff draws on family roots and Wyoming expertise (WyoFile, 7/26/13)
Liz Cheney chooses Wyoming campaign leadership team (AP, 7/25/13)
Cheney Senate bid looks like an uphill battle (Public Policy Polling, 7/23/13)
Poll: Wyoming wants Cheney in Virginia (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/23/13)
Poll: Mead dominates Hill in Wyoming gubernatorial race (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/23/13)
VIDEO: Wyoming, meet Liz Cheney (WyoFile, 7/23/13)
Wyoming’s medical community confronts rising healthcare costs (WyoFile, 7/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Playing the age card won’t help Liz Cheney (WyoFile, 7/23/13)
Gov. Matt Mead appoints Peter Michael interim AG (AP, 7/22/13)
Sen. Phil Nicholas denies conflict of interest, says Matt Mead knew about it (Examiner.com, 7/22/13)
Gov. Mead speaks about state takeover of the Pavillion water study and potential investments(WPM, 7/23/13)
Liz Cheney and Philip Perry: A prominent couple in Washington DC (WyoFile, 7/22/13)
Schools superintendent hits back at Gov. Mead’s legal claims (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/22/13)
Hill accuses Wyo state senator of $4M conflict of interest (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Lawmakers must act on Hill report (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/21/13)
Wyoming joins lawsuit against EPA’s ’sue and settle’ practice (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/21/13)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead getting hang of foreign trade missions (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/20/13)
Wyoming makes top 10 of best states to do business (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/20/13)
Enzi leads Cheney in first poll (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/20/13)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead getting hang of foreign trade missions (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Is Liz Cheney feeling the effects of a saner GOP? (Washington Post, 7/19/13)
National Republican Party supports Enzi over Cheney (WPM, 7/19/13)
AUDIO: Wyoming education reforms move forward as the Hill debate continues (WPM, 7/19/13)
Wyoming schools chief Cindy Hill gets a court date, investigations panel (AP, 7/19/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Mead speaks about the Pavillion water study, state revenues, doctors in the state, and more (WPM, 7/19/13)
Wyo’s Sen. Enzi counts on his base in challenge from Cheney (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Liz Cheney’s Wyoming Senate run is divisive (Denver Post, 7/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Ten reasons why Liz Cheney should run (Washington Post, 7/18/13)
How Wyoming Democrats feel about Liz Cheney (The Atlantic, 7/18/13)
Wyo. legislators support aid to the wrongfully convicted (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/18/13)
Cindy Hill, Wyoming schools boss, accused of inappropriate touching and causing stressful workplace (Huffington Post, 7/17/13)
Wyoming attorney general to take oath as federal judge (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/17/13)
How Wyoming became the center of the Republican universe (The Fix, 7/17/13)
State office building back on the table (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/16/13)
The race is on: Cheney challenges Enzi (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/16/13)
Sportsmen: Cuts to Game and Fish threaten Wyoming’s wildlife, tourism economy (WyoFile, 7/16/13)
Many oil and gas mishaps among drillers, but few fines (WyoFile, 7/16/13)
COMMENTARY: And in this corner, Liz Cheney, her dad and a mountain of cash (WyoFile, 7/16/13)
Wyo. legislators authorize Cindy Hill special investigation (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/13/13)
Legislative leaders authorize Hill investigation (AP, 7/13/13)
Legislative leaders unanimously OK special investigation on Cindy Hill (Casper Star-Tribune,7/13/13)
Organizer of failed school-chief petition sues Wyo Secretary of State’s office (Casper Star-Tribune,7/12/13)
Failed Wyoming schools chief petition prompts lawsuit (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/12/13)
DOE sees slower cleanup of uranium in groundwater on Wind River Indian Reservation (WyoFile, 7/11/13)
Mead: State employees need a raise (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/11/13)
Gov. Matt Mead to push again for state employee pay raises (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/11/13)
Gov. Mead to testify at new regional haze hearing (Wyoming Business Report, 7/10/13)
UW air quality research goes global (WyoFile, 7/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Living blue — and laughing about it — in a red state (WyoFile, 7/9/13)
Wyoming schools chief Cindy Hill agrees to meet with top lawmakers (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/9/13)
Game and Fish Commission approves millions in budget cuts (WPM, 7/9/13)
Top lawmakers invite embattled Wyo. schools chief Cindy Hill to meet Friday (Casper Star-Tribune,7/9/13)
Gov. Matt Mead’s office reviewing report on education chief Cindy Hill (AP, 7/8/13)
In Wyoming, a Cheney run worries GOP (New York Times, 7/6/13)
Wyo. Gov. Mead urges Supreme Court to reject Cindy Hill’s arguments (Casper Star-Tribune,7/6/13)
Wyo. AG urges court to rule against Supt. Hill (WPM, 7/5/13)
Mead calls for plan to tackle homelessness (WPM, 7/5/13)
Delay doesn’t eliminate Wyoming business concerns over health insurance mandate (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/5/13)
Job Corps coming to Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/4/13)
Gov. Matt Mead announces homeless plan for Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/3/13)
Governor Mead tasks DFS to create plan to address homelessness (KGAB, 7/3/13)
EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many (WyoFile, 7/3/13)
Mead names members of state lottery board (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/2/13)
Wyoming think tank may have been part of IRS targeting (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/1/13)
Wyoming fuel tax hike kicks in (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/1/13)
Gov. Mead announces 9-member lottery board (AP, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Health officials hunt for waste in Wyoming Medicaid program (Casper Star Tribune, 6/30/13)
Wyo. Mining Association conference paints picture of challenges and opportunities (WyoFile, 6/30/13)
Petition to draft Liz Cheney to run for US Senate draws mixed reviews in Wyoming (Casper Star Tribune, 6/28/13)
AUDIO: Wyoming lawmakers outraged at Obama’s climate plan (WPM, 6/28/13)
AUDIO: Wyoming Education Association Presidents is pleased with where the state is heading(WPM, 6/28/13)
Mead excited about new Education Director (WPM, 6/27/13)
Gov. Mead must deliver answers to fracking question in Pavillion pollution (WyoFile, 6/27/13)
Wyo. education director brings business background (AP, 6/27/13)
Gov. Mead appoints Arizona senator to run education dept (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/27/13)
Wyoming governor appoints state Education Dept director (AP, 6/26/13)
Pavillion group spells out water study concerns (AP, 6/26/13)
Mead emphasizes coal’s importance (AP, 6/26/13)
Gov. Mead comments on Education Dept inquiry (AP, 6/26/13)
Wyoming House calls for special committee investigation into Hill allegations (Casper Star-Tribune,6/26/13)
Wyoming lawmakers to meet July 12 on special committee (AP, 6/26/13)
Hill may face further audits (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/26/13)
Lawmakers request special committee to investigate Hill (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/26/13)
Hill releases response to gov’s report (Casper Star Tribune, 6/25/13)
Tribes, residents say EPA deserted them in Pavillion (WyoFile, 6/25/13)
Obama climate rules could affect Wyoming coal (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/25/13)
Jackson junket: Did Cindy Hill misuse the state plane? (WyoFile, 6/25/13)
Wyoming Governor says he had productive trip to Canada (AP, 6/24/13)
Wyoming lawmakers dismiss Cindy Hill’s ‘federalize’ comments (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/24/13)
Wyo. House Speaker seeks probe of Cindy Hill’s education dept (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/24/13)
Emails: Wyoming lawmakers mulling Cindy Hill special investigation, impeachment (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/21/13)
Officials: Hill report might spur federal response (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/20/13)
Two key facts to know about Wyoming’s K-12 education funding (WyoFile, 6/18/13)
Gov. Mead’s office releases report commenting on successes of and allegations against Cindy Hill(WPM, 6/18/13)
Two key facts to know about Wyoming’s K-12 education funding (WyoFile, 6/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Ease up on rules for initiatives (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Ed director finalists lack reform ideas (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislative sessions on TV? You bet (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Mead should act quickly on water testing (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/14/13)
Highway funding concerns loom in Wyoming (AP, 6/13/13)
Wyoming legislators consider tax loss remedy (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/13/13)
Wyoming embarks on groundwater monitoring rule for oil and gas development (WyoFile, 6/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Mead offers solid plan for energy future (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Show some trust of Wyoming’s workers (WyoFile, 6/12/13)
Hill backs off request for extra funds (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/12/13)
Baseline water testing moves forward (Wyoming Business Report, 6/12/13)
Gov. Mead: Baseline water testing initiative moving ahead (County10, 6/11/13)
Governor’s Canada trip includes visit to coal port (AP, 6/11/13)
Wyoming officials unveil pre-drilling water testing rules (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/11/13)
Wyo. schools chief offers to forego 2 staff positions; gov’s office confused (Casper Star-Tribune,6/11/13)
Despite public input, no Wyoming finalists for Dept. of Education job (WyoFile, 6/10/13)
Governor OK with Wyoming’s referendum process (AP, 6/9/13)
Mead OK with no in-sate education finalists (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/8/13)
Mead is still considering Education Director candidates (Wyoming Public Media, 6/7/13)
Gov. Matt Mead trip to Canada next week will see expanded trade opportunities (AP, 6/7/13)
Gov. Mead impressed with Education Dept. finalists (AP, 6/7/13)
Mead to visit Canada to talk coal and business alliances (WyoFile, 6/7/13)
Governor vows to vet state economy’s ties to tribes (WyoFile, 6/6/13)
Wyoming catches Lottery fever; Online gambling eyed elsewhere (WyoFile, 6/4/13)
Interim Education Committee discusses information management, suicide prevention, bus safety(WyoFile, 6/4/13)
Fiscal doomsday: How risky is Wyoming’s energy-based budget? (WyoFile, 6/4/13)
State education data collection needs improvement (Wyoming Public Media, 6/3/13)

MAY 2013

Referendum signatures on education superintendent insufficient (Sheridan Media, 5/31/13)

Petition to repeal Wyoming schools chief law fails (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/31/13)
Group files Wyo. Superintendent petitions (Casper Star Tribune, 5/29/13)
Wyoming lawmakers say state’s wind energy industry doesn’t need tax credits (Casper Star Tribune, 5/28/13)
Wyoming legislative committee strikes voter ID proposal (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/28/13)
Federal Mineral Royalty sequester exposes risks to Wyoming funding (WyoFile, 5/24/13)
OPINION: Sign the petition, get your voice back (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/21/13)
Wyoming schools chief meeting turns into a debate (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/21/13)
Hill asks Wyoming Supreme Court to overturn law that removed her powers (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/21/13)
Wyoming: Where independent people rely on federal funds (WyoFile, 5/13/13)
Gov. Mead releases Wyoming energy policy (Wyoming Public Media, 5/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Common Core is critical for Wyoming students (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/11/13)
AUDIO: Wyoming Judicial Branch says there’s nothing left to cut (WPM, 5/10/13)
Wyoming task force to take over federal lands will accept public comment (yoFile, 5/9/13)
Voter ID bill needs to go away for good (WyoFile, 5/7/13)
Gov. Mead says GOP Central Committee acted too quickly judging Hill bill (Wyoming Public Media, 5/6/13)
Wyoming ranked No. 4 for small business (Wyoming Business Report, 5/6/13)
Gov. Mead says Wyoming GOP committee too hasty on new law (AP, 5/3/13)

APRIL 2013

Lawmakers go overboard defending ‘Hill Bill’ (WyoFile, 4/30/13)
COMMENTARY: We voted differently on water pollution and that’s OK (WyoFile, 4/30/13)
GOP blasts White House request to boost fracking study funds (WyoFile, 4/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Hill’s letter just political grandstanding (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/23/13)
Lawmakers watch as feds bring Obamacare to Wyoming (WyoFile, 4/23/13)
Mead warns federal cuts will hit locally (Jackson Hole Daily, 4/22/13)
How a letter withheld $53M in mineral royalties from Wyoming (WyoFile, 4/18/13)
Attorney accuses lawmakers of libeling Wyoming schools chief (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/18/13)
Hill threatens to sue over libelous white paper (WPM, 4/17/13)
Groups appeal fracking chemical case to Wyo Supreme Court (WyoFile, 4/17/13)
Fracking trade secrets case headed to Wyo. Supreme Court (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/17/13)
Hill threatens legal action against legislative critics (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/17/13)
Fracking chemical disclosure decision appealed to WY Supreme Court (WPM, 4/17/13)
Gov. Mead travels to Dubai to promote fracking research by Mohammed Piri (WyoFile, 4/16/13)
Mead trip spurs Saudi interest in UW research (AP, 4/15/13)
Wyoming steps up enforcement on energy industries (WyoFile, 4/12/13)
Treasurer works with Legislature to refine public-purpose investments (Casper Star-Tribune,4/12/13)
Group aims to increase women’s leadership in Wyoming (WyoFile, 4/12/13)
Wyoming health exchange decision could be two years away (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/12/13)
Wyoming will now issue drivers licenses for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants (WyoFile, 4/8/13)
GOP leaders endorse superintendent law repeal (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/8/13)
Mead: State unlikely to sue over federal mineral funds (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/6/13)
Wyoming locals pick up tab for Yellowstone snowplowing (LA Times, 4/6/13)
Wyoming won’t sue feds over millions in withheld payments (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/5/13)
Gov. Matt Mead headed to Middle East (AP, 4/5/13)
Sequester cuts continue to bother Governor Mead (Wyoming Public Media, 4/5/13)
Gov. Mead criticizes sequestration & marijuana legalization (Wyoming Business Report, 4/5/13)
Gov. Mead, university officials head to Middle East to talk fracking (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/5/13)
Gov. Mead: Wyoming has no legal recourse against feds on cuts (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/5/13)
Governor Mead’s Internet ideas (Big Horn Mountain Radio, 4/5/13)
Wyo. Supreme Court accepts Hill lawsuit (AP, 4/3/13)
2013 session notes: Wyoming’s legislature is conservative, neighborly (WyoFile, 4/1/13)
Gov. Mead thanks towns for finding Yellowstone plowing solution (County10, 4/1/13)
Wyoming Retirement System fires investment officer (AP, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Caught in the cold: Wyoming’s strong economy pushes rise in homelessness (Casper Star-Tribune,3/31/13)
Wyoming schools chief Cindy Hill launches public schools study (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/31/13)
Oil and gas operators flaring more gas, paying no taxes or royalties (WPM, 3/29/13)
Federal budget cuts hit Wyo. counties (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/29/13)
Interior Dept cuts mineral payments to 35 states (AP, 3/29/13)
AUDIO: Wyo. lawmakers tangle with Obama over EPA (WPM, 3/29/13)
AUDIO: Flared natural gas is a loss to the state in taxes and royalties (WPM, 3/29/13)
Gov. Mead vows to fight federal mineral royalties cuts (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/27/13)
Feds cut $53M in Wyoming mineral payments (AP, 3/27/13)
Feds will grab state mineral royalty money (WPM, 3/26/13)
Wyoming gubernatorial candidate says he’s overcome troubled past (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/26/13)
Former judge tells Wyoming to change drug laws (WPM, 3/26/13)
Liz Cheney can win in Wyoming, but she has hurdles in her way (WyoFile, 3/26/13)
Judge sides with Wyoming in fracking chemical suit (AP, 3/25/13)
Gov. Mead comments on guns and schools (Casper Journal, 3/25/13)
Judge keeps Wyoming schools chief law in place for now (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/21/13)
Dreamers seek driver’s licenses in Wyoming (WyoFile, 3/19/13)
Wyoming lawmakers reload over failed gun bills (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Welcome to Wyoming. Now shut up. (WyoFile, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Wyoming is no North Dakota — but then, what state is? (WyoFile, 3/19/13)
AUDIO: Neighboring Colorado loosened its marijuana laws. Should Wyoming do the same? (WPM, 3/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Eminent domain law a win all around for Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/18/13)
Hill blames changes for education data problems (AP, 3/18/13)
Fremont County leads Wyoming beer tax hike effort (AP, 3/18/13)
Gun control advocates take aim at Wyoming laws (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/17/13)
Wyoming officials look for ways to improve school safety (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/17/13)
Gov. Mead vetoes unemployment compensation bill (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/15/13)
Wyoming governor signs bison bill into law (AP, 3/15/13)
Judge promises quick action on Hill suit (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/14/13)
Wyoming deploys strategy to battle ozone (WyoFile, 3/14/13)
Governor signs lottery bill (WPM, 3/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Water must be preserved for Wyoming’s future (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/12/13)
Budget cuts mean fewer hired workers (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/12/13)
More groups enter fight in Wyoming wolf protection court battle (AP, 3/11/13)
State reps: Fuel tax won’t raise pump prices 10 cents (Wyoming Business Report, 3/11/13)
VIDEO: Capitol Beat meets Wyo Chronicles to discuss legislative session (WyoFile, 3/11/13)
Mead still undecided on lotto (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/8/13)
AUDIO: Lawmakers reflect on unusual session (WPM, 3/8/13)
AUDIO: UW economist discusses the potential effects of the federal sequester on Wyoming (WPM, 3/8/13)
AUDIO: Wyo. future should include value-added energy projects, report says (WPM, 3/8/13)
Wyo. Constitution Party mobilizes efforts for Senate File 104 referendum (Casper Star Tribune,3/8/13)
Mead: Supports gas play in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, if done right (KGAB, 3/8/13)
Educators back Wyoming lawmakers’ education reform actions (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/7/13)
Wyoming governor reviewing options for plowing Yellowstone Park roads (Yellowstone Gate,3/7/13)
Gov. Mead faces pressure to act on lottery bill, Yellowstone plowing (Casper Star Tribune, 3/7/13)
Emission questions loom large over oil and gas industry (WyoFile, 3/5/13)
Wyoming’s distrust of feds permeated ‘weird’ legislative session (WyoFile, 3/5/13)
Hill says ouster causes chaos in Wyoming schools system (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/5/13)
Wyoming lawmakers want agency budget cut plans (AP, 3/4/13)
Wyoming legislative leaders discuss session (AP, 3/2/13)
Lawmakers call for more civility after 2013 legislative session (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/1/13)
Constitution Party sponsors referendum on ‘Hill bill’ (WPM, 3/1/13)
Top issues addressed by the 2013 Wyoming Legislature (AP, 3/1/13)
Petition drive to repeal ‘Hill bill’ underway (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 3/1/13)
While Washington squirms under cuts, Wyoming saves (AP, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY

Gov. Matt Mead not focused on Cindy Hill’s primary challenge (Huffington Post, 2/28/13)
Wyoming Legislature ‘under attack,’ leaders say (Wyoming Star-Tribune, 2/28/13)
Money to fight gun regs added to bison bill before its passage (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2/28/13)
Gov. Mead wraps up 2013 Legislature (WPM, 2/27/13)
Gov. Mead lauds legislature for taking on tough issues (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/27/13)
Wyoming lawmakers move to block expansion commitments (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/27/13)
Lawmakers take gamble on lottery (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2/27/13)
Senate backtracks, confirms Mead’s PSC appointments (WPM, 2/27/13)
Legislature approves state lottery bill (WPM, 2/26/13)
Wyoming lawmakers revisit school accountability law after Hill clash (WyoFile, 2/26/13)
Historic perspective on gun control in Wyoming (WyoFile, 2/26/13)
State Senate shoots down two governor appointments (WPM, 2/26/13)
Wyo. Senate looks to bar officials from expanding Medicaid (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/26/13)
Management council sets interim topics, legislature may adjourn Wednesday (WyoFile, 2/26/13)
House finishes Medicaid reform bill (WPM, 2/25/13)
House defeats new attempt at Medicaid expansion in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/23/13)
Top lawmakers say Wyoming Legislature won’t seek to override Mead’s vetoes (AP, 2/22/13)
Senator Nicholas rips tactics of pro-gun lobbyists (WPM, 2/22/13)
Mead, Freudenthal and Al Simpson stump for UW College of Engineering project in Dallas (WyoFile, 2/22/13)
Mead signs budget bill, vetoes some sections (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2/22/13)
Gov. Mead vetoes three parts of budget bill, adds $25M in fire funds (WyoFile, 2/21/13)
The latest in Wyoming’s long line of anti-labor legislation (WyoFile, 2/19/13)
Concealed weapons, hidden failures: What guns in schools would mean for Wyoming (WyoFile, 2/19/13)
Wyoming dreams of marrying its wind to rich California markets (WyoFile, 2/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should heed Mead’s message (Casper Star Tribune, 2/18/13)
OPINION: Mead is right: Grow state’s liquid savings (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2/17/13)
Mead signs higher gas tax bill into law (KGAB, 2/15/13)
AUDIO: The importance of Wyoming’s Permanent Mineral Trust Fund (Wyoming Public Media, 2/15/13)
Wyo. Legislature passes budget compromise (AP, 2/15/13)
Wyo. Senate passes fuel tax hike (WPM, 2/14/13)
Bill sets spending caps for political action committees in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/14/13)
So where is that Wyoming health care solution? (WyoFile, 2/12/13)
Lawmakers cut back on wildlife, fire budgets (WyoFile, 2/12/13)
Expansion’s death leaves poor without Medicaid or insurance subsidies (Casper Star-Tribune,2/10/13)
Revamped Medicaid expansion could return to Wyoming next year (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/10/13)
Budget debate nears end in Wyo. Legislature (Wyoming Business Report, 2/8/13)
Senate Education Committee fails to move concealed carry in schools bill (WyoFile, 2/8/13)
Senate Committee defeats guns in schools bill (Wyoming Public Media, 2/8/13)
Cindy Hill, demoted Wyo. education chief, requests budget increase of almost $4 million (Huffington Post, 2/8/13)
While Montana’s governor hawked coal exports, Wyoming’s held back (Casper Star Tribune, 2/7/13)
Governor’s sister sheds light on history of family’s ranch (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2/7/13)
Gov and legislators clash on savings, agree on spending (WyoFile, 2/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Hill’s campaign for education chief should have worried voters (WyoFile, 2/5/13)
Governor Mead expresses concerns about gun bills (Wyoming Public Media, 2/5/13)
Mead expresses frustrations with budget (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/5/13)
Wyo. explores oil-gas regs for groundwater testing (AP, 2/4/13)
Legislature to focus on budget this week (AP, 2/4/13)
Wyo. Senate rejects Medicaid expansion (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/1/13)
AUDIO: Some say Wyoming lawmakers are inconsistent about personal freedoms when it comes to social issues (Wyoming Public Media, 2/1/13)
Cindy Hill, demoted Wyoming schools boss, running for governor (Huffington Post, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

Wyoming House approves unconstitutional ban on non-existent gun laws (Think Progress, 1/31/13)
‘Hill bill’ fight rages (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/30/13)
Legislature kicks into high gear: Hill files lawsuit gun bills pass, seismic dustup (WyoFile, 1/29/13)
Gov. Mead strips power from State Superintendent, Hill sues (Wyoming Public Media, 1/29/13)
Bills aimed at LGBT equality fail, yet proponents see progress, urge civility (WyoFile, 1/29/13)
Gov. Mead signs superintendent bill into law; Hill sues (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/29/13)
Committee advances bill to block federal gun ban (AP, 1/29/13)
When a fiscal conservative is too good to be true (WyoFile, 1/29/13)
Wyoming House panel advances domestic partnerships legislation (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/29/13)
Amid national gun reform, Wyoming takes contrarian stance (WyoFile, 1/29/13)
Domestic partnership bill clears first hurdle in Wyoming (LA Times, 1/28/13)
Wyo. legislative committee rejects gay marriage, passes domestic partnerships (Huffington Post, 1/28/13)
Wyo. House committee votes down abortion bill (AP, 1/28/13)
VIDEO: House committee hears heated testimony on marriage equality, passes domestic partnerships (WyoFile, 1/28/13)
Controversial Wyoming schools chief bill passes Legislature, heads to governor’s desk (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/26/13)
Future of Wyoming Medicaid expansion appears more uncertain (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/25/13)
Natives trust feds more than Republicans on Medicaid expansion (WyoFile, 1/24/13)
Wyoming’s Medicaid expansion bill appears headed for full debate, despite vote (Casper Star-Tribune,1/23/13)
Wyoming lags behind Western GOP states on Medicaid expansion (WyoFile, 1/22/13)
Legislative panel rejects Mead’s fiscal proposals (Wyoming Public Media, 1/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Drug testing bill could hurt Wyoming families (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/17/13)

Medicaid reform clears Wyoming Senate committee (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/16/13)
Given one more bust, Wyoming may get it right (WyoFile, 1/15/13)
Lawmakers back gay marriage, union bills (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 1/15/13)
School reform, fuel tax top issues at Legislature (AP, 1/14/13)
Wyoming abortion bills focus on heartbeats (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Thanks to budget prep, state of our state is strong (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/13/13)
Ed reform, fuel tax before Legislature this week (AP, 1/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Going slow on Medicaid makes sense (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/13/13)
OPINION: Mead is right: Grow state’s liquid savings (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/13/13)
Savings fund debate heats up in session (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/13/13)
OPINION: State lawmakers up to the challenges (Laramie Boomerang, 1/13/13)
Wyoming House speaker bundles social issue bills to save security costs (Casper Star-Tribune,1/13/13)
Wyo. House committee silences gun bill (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/12/13)
Wyoming lawmaker introduce bill to nullify federal gun control measures, jail federal agents (The Daily Caller, 1/12/13)
In Wyoming, many jobs but no place to call home (New York Times, 1/12/13)
Wyoming lawmaker push gun control legislation (AP, 1/11/13)
Wyoming considers preemptive strike on federal gun control (KSL-TV, 1/11/13)
Wyoming ban on federal gun bans proposed by state lawmaker (Huffington Post, 1/10/13)
Mead: Move cautiously on Medicaid expansion (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/10/13)
GOP lawmaker questions Mead’s fuel-tax plan (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 1/10/13)
Gov. Mead: Uncertainties mold budget, health care agendas (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/10/13)
EPA under fire for thrice-delayed Pavillion investigation (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/10/13)
Wyo. governor calls on Legislature to act (Star Herald, 1/10/13)
Mead urges lawmakers to accept 6.5% budget reductions (AP, 1/9/13)
Wyo. Senate leader warns against fringe parties, Nazi-like tactics (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/9/13)
‘Speaking the truth should be the least require’ legislator says (Gillette News Record, 1/9/13)
Gov. Mead talks Medicaid, money in State of the State address (AP, 1/9/13)
Gov. Mead delivers State of the State address (Gillette News Record, 1/9/13)
Gov. Mead pushes for a WY Medicaid expansion plan pitch (Wyoming Public Media, 1/9/13)
Gov. Mead urges lawmakers to examine Medicaid expansion carefully (AP, 1/9/13)
Governor Mead: State of the State is strong (Sheridan Media, 1/9/13)
Medicaid expansion: A difficult choice for skeptical legislators (WyoFile, 1/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Why the delay? It’s not the plague, it’s Medicaid (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Timing is everything (especially in Wyo Legislature) (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/6/13)
OPINION: Mead right to go slow on Medicaid (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/6/13)
Gov. Mead trusts companies on coal royalty question (WyoFile, 1/4/13)
Counties back Gov. Mead’s budget proposal (Powell Tribune, 1/4/13)
Could Wyoming’s fuel tax be on the rise? (Land Line, 1/4/13)
Amid federal reform, Wyoming governor moves forward with health agenda (Billings Gazette,1/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Governor must lead on highways (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 1/1/13)
Gas tax or toll? Wyoming’s roads will be paved with new taxation (WyoFile, 1/1/13)

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