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


WY 2009-2012 Archives




Lawmakers push Freedom Arms as Wyoming state gun (AP, 12/31/12)
Gov. Mead pleased with federal purchase of state land (Sheridan Media, 12/30/12)
EDITORIAL: Gas tax hike essential for state’s future (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/30/12)
EDITORIAL: Take action on federal health law (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/30/12)
Mead wants to reallocate money from stalled gasification plant (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/30/12)
Mead task force pushes for UW to reach ‘greater heights’ (Laramie Boomerang, 12/27/12)
On a Wyoming ranch, feds sacrifice tomorrow’s water to mine uranium today (WyoFile, 12/26/12)
Judge merges lawsuits challenging Wyo. wolf plan (AP, 12/25/12)
Gov. Matt Mead says he’s focused on Wyoming’s energy future in an era of declining revenue (AP, 12/22/12)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead reviews 2012 and coming priorities (Sheridan Media, 12/21/12)
Will social issues heat up Wyoming’s winter session? (WyoFile, 12/18/12)
Wyoming lawmakers review Mead’s budget proposal (AP, 12/14/12)
AUDIO: State Treasurer optimistic about Wyoming’s financial outlook (Wyoming Public Media, 12/14/12)
AUDIO: Legislators have mixed reaction to the governor’s budget proposal (Wyoming Public Media, 12/14/12)
Committee proposed to oversee Federal Health Insurance Exchange for Wyo. (Wyoming Public Media, 12/13/12)
Lawmakers consider Medicaid ‘trigger’ (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/13/12)
EDITORIAL: Mead right to go slow on Medicaid (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/12/12)
EDITORIAL: Keep funds out of lockbox to build state (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/12/12)
OPINION: Governor’s budget cuts appear reasonable (Laramie Boomerang, 12/12/12)
Wyoming Education Department rebuts legislative report (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/12/12)
Wyoming lawmakers challenge Mead on budget proposals (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/11/12)
Matt Mead presents his budget to lawmakers (AP, 12/10/12)
Wyoming won’t meet exchange deadline (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/10/12)
Gov. Matt Mead proposes ’some big sea changes’ in state spending policy (Star-Tribune, 12/10/12)

Medicaid expansion could save Wyoming millions, study finds (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/8/12)
State seeks public input on new energy strategies (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/7/12)
AUDIO: A conversation with Mead on proposed budget, Medicaid decision (Wyoming Public Radio, 12/7/12)
Wyo. governor wants state to intervene in uranium mine lawsuit (AP, 12/7/12)
Mead releases budget proposal – local officials react (Torrington Telegram, 12/7/12)
AUDIO: Wyoming lawmakers want to phase out the Wind Production Tax Credit (Wyoming Public Media, 12/7/12)
Gov. Matt Mead says ‘fiscal cliff’ would have sizable effect on Wyoming (AP, 12/6/12)
Gov. Mead: ‘Energy strategy will be ever changing’ (Sheridan Media, 12/5/12)
Wyoming steps into uranium project lawsuit (Billings Gazette, 12/5/12)
Governor’s budget plan cuts $11.4 million from UW (AP, 12/5/12)
With Mead opposed, lawmakers say Medicaid expansion probably dead (AP, 12/5/12)
Wyoming lawmakers say Medicaid expansion unlikely (AP, 12/4/12)
Oil & gas lease buy-back deal coming up short (WyoFile, 12/4/12)
Mead also requests money for upgrades (Laramie Boomerang, 12/4/12)
UW responds to Gov. Mead’s budget proposal (Wyoming Business Report, 12/3/12)
Mead unveils budget plan (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/1/12)
Gov Mead calls for fiscal policy change, and fuel tax (WyoFile, 11/30/12)
Gov. Mead: Proposed budget ‘Builds for the Future’ with a six percent spending reduction (County10, 11/30/12)
Gov Mead pushes for gasoline tax hike to pay for highways (Casper Star Tribune, 11/30/12)
Lawmakers in the classroom: The battle for Wyoming’s schools (WyoFile, 11/27/12)
Fiscal plateau: Lawmakers trim budget to match declining revenue (WyoFile, 11/20/12)
Cheyenne confidential: How Wyo’s lawmakers spend your $3.4B (WyoFile, 11/20/12)
In Wyoming, conservatives feeling left behind (New York Times, 11/18/12)
Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reopens supervisor search (Billings Gazette,11/15/12)
Gov. Mead:Search for oil and gas supervisor continues (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/15/12)
Simpson, Sullivan, and Mead swap memories at Forum (Wyoming Business Report, 11/15/12)
Voting Rights Act suit helps unseat incumbent in Fremont County (WyoFile, 11/13/12)
What’s in store for Wyoming energy? (WyoFile, 11/10/12)
Wyoming budget chairman concerned about Medicaid costs (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/9/12)
Governor stands firm on 8 percent cuts (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 11/9/12)
Budget chairman concerned about Medicaid costs (AP, 11/9/12)
Wyoming education agency job changes reviewed (AP, 11/9/12)
Wyoming went big for Romney, GOP increased dominance at home (WyoFile, 11/8/12)
Wyoming faces health-care decisions (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 11/8/12)
Third-party candidates fail in Wyoming legislative races (AP, 11/8/12)
Wyoming Gov. Mead: Budget cuts necessary (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/8/12)
Wyoming tax rebate program on chopping block (Casper Star Tribune, 11/8/12)
Third ‘Medicaid Options Study’ report available (Wyoming Business Report, 11/8/12)
Wyoming district court amendment appears to fail (AP, 11/7/12)
Wyoming legislators debate mineral trust (Casper Star Tribune, 11/7/12)
Gov. Mead’s office pursuing 10 percent cuts (Wyoming Business Report, 11/7/12)
Gov. Mead disappointed for coal after election (AP, 11/7/12)
Wyoming voter turnout down from recent presidential elections (AP, 11/7/12)
Obama victory disappoints Wyoming Gov. Mead (AP, 11/7/12)
Wyo House Minority Leader Patrick Goggles retains seat, by 26 votes (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/7/12)
Wyo. Dept of Education budget confusion prompts review (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/4/12)
Conservation community: Second Amendment-only voters threaten hunting opportunities(WyoFile, 10/30/12)
Gun advocates made gains under Obama, but still factor in election (WyoFile, 10/30/12)
Voter mobilization targets native voters (Wyoming Public Media, 10/30/12)
Wyoming voters face 3 amendments next week (AP, 10/29/12)
Gun sales, concealed permits on rise in Wyoming before general election (Casper Star-Tribune,10/29/12)
Laramie residents boycott local restaurants, accuse franchise owner of voter-intimidation(Wyoming Public Media, 10/29/12)
Abortion laws: In Wyoming, government takes a libertarian and hands off approach (Policymic, 10/29/12)
Fremont County race a key Democrat-Republican battle in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune,10/28/12)
Audio: Gov. Mead reflects on CREG report, promises cuts (Wyoming Public Media, 10/26/12)
Mead pushes broadband as way to grow economy (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/24/12)
Wyo budget cuts stand after revenue forecasts (Wyoming Business Report, 10/23/12)
Wyoming forecast projects slight revenue bump (CBS Moneywatch, 10/23/12)
Video: Governor talks technology, broadband (KGWN, 10/23/12)
Gov. Mead to appoint new treasurer by Friday (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/23/12)
Nine candidates vie for Wyoming treasurer (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/19/12)
EPA report defends Pavillion water testing methods (WyoFile, 10/17/12)
ALEC model bill group triggers calls for transparency (WyoFile, 10/16/12)
Who is contributing to the candidates? (WyoFile, 10/12/12)
Wyoming lawmakers will discuss taking ownership of federal lands (WyoFile, 10/12/12)
Medicaid expansion: Wyoming awaits date, postpones decisions (WyoFile, 10/9/12)
Political Geography: Wyoming, energy and libertarianism (FiveThirtyEight, 10/6/12)
Unprecedented fire season means record-breaking costs (Wyoming Public Media, 10/3/12)
Mead unsure that fuel tax is necessary (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/3/12)
Wildfires scorch state budget (Wyoming Business Report, 10/2/12)
Wyo. Gov. Mead: No plans to hunt wolves personally (AP, 10/2/12)
Mead passes on chance to make political statement by participating in 1st Wyoming wolf hunt (AP, 10/2/12)
Gov. Mead: Wait for analysis of Pavillion data (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/2/12)
Wyoming’s leaders reveal weakness in Carbon Sink controversy (WyoFile, 10/2/12)
Strength in unity: Democrats in Wyoming (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/1/12)
Gov. Mead pleases state will take over wolf management this week (Sheridan Media, 9/30/12)
The hunt for blue November: Democrats in Wyoming (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/30/12)
Oil and gas safety summit will feature training, Governor award (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/30/12)
Feds can restrict flow of mineral revenue to Wyoming (WyoFile, 9/25/12)
Wyoming education officials confident that students are improving (WPM, 9/20/12)
Delay, dependence, defiance: Wyoming struggles with the Affordable Care Act (WyoFile, 9/12/12)
Wyoming’s Republican and Democratic parties on a bumpy ride (WyoFile, 9/11/12)
Energy policy; Take it from Wyoming (WyoFile, 9/6/12)
The Accidental Activist: Dan Smitherman leads the charge against drilling the Wyoming Range(WyoFile, 9/4/12)
Wyoming’s population is getting older, fast (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/2/12)
Governor applauds Interior  – Now Wyoming leads on wolf management (Casper Journal, 9/2/12)
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in Wyoming (Casper Star Tribune, 9/2/12)
Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species list (Wyoming Public Media, 8/31/12)
Drought, hay shortage mean tough economic times for Wyoming ag industry (Wyoming Public Media, 8/31/12)
Voters write in two Casper Democrats for Wyo Legislature; one declines, other mulls race (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/30/12)
Gov. Mead has no speech time GOP convention, but he is getting national exposure nonetheless (AP, 8/29/12)
Wyoming GOP energy plan: Full-throttle domestic production (WyoFile, 8/28/12)
A Wyoming congressional update (WyoFile, 8/28/12)
In search of cleaner coal: WWyo showcases state-funded research (WyoFile, 8/28/12)
GOP incumbents rattled in primary, but some hang on (WyoFile, 8/23/12)
Commentary: Mead: An energy blueprint for America (Politico, 8/22/12)
Gov. Mead calls for state energy policy (Wyoming Business Report, 8/22/12)
Most incumbents survived challenges in Wyo legislative races (Wyoming Public Media, 8/22/12)
Legislative races should drive voter turnout (Wyoming Public Media, 8/20/12)
128 women on the ballot for primaries (Wyoming Public Media, 8/20/12)
All Wyoming counties qualify as ag disaster areas (Wyoming Business Report, 8/16/12)
Wyoming Republicans raise millions in congressional races (AP, 8/16/12)
Coal prices are the latest Wyoming revenue concern (Wyoming Public Media, 8/15/12)
Feds prepare to end wolf protections in Wyoming (KULR8, 8/15/12)
State asks Supreme Court to reject term-limit suit (KULR8, 8/15/12)
Conservative group seeks to rid Wyoming GOP of ‘RINOs’ (WyoFile, 8/14/12)
Scott, Nicholas face tough challengers in eastern Wyo primaries (WyoFile, 8/14/12)
Moderate GOP incumbents challenged in western Wyoming primaries (WyoFile, 8/14/12)
Governor Mead is watching revenue improvements, but recommending cuts (Wyoming Public Media, 8/13/12)
Wyoming DEQ director plans to retire (Billings Gazette, 8/13/12)
Commentary: Safety alliance talks are encouraging (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/12/12)
Gov. Mead: Annual Wind River Native American Conference results in progress (Riverton Ranger,8/10/12)
Audio: Coal production slows, prices drop (Wyoming Public Media, 8/10/12)
Governor announces new ‘Cowboy Tough’ Adventure Race (KGOS/KERM, 8/8/12)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead tells EPA that the state should regulate haze (AP, 8/8/12)
Fund boosts Wyoming’s dismal workplace safety (Wyoming Business Report, 8/8/12)
Gov. Mead opens Wind River Native American Conference (The Ranger, 8/8/12)
Mead still wary of Medicaid expansion (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/7/12)
A modest proposal: Gitmo to Wyoming (WyoFile, 8/7/12)
EPA says state plan is too hazy (Wyoming Business Report, 8/7/12)
Wyoming refiners consider safety alliance (WyoFile, 8/7/12)
State agencies pain over budget cuts due to low energy prices (WyoFile, 8/7/12)
Governor Mead concerned about lack of health care response (Wyoming Public Media, 8/6/12)
Wyo. Gov. Mead says firefighting reaches $70M this year (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/6/12)
Legislators fear ‘draconian’ cuts to state parks (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/2/12)
Feds declare 16 Wyoming counties drought disaster (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/2/12)
Mead: ‘Local communities have really stepped up’ (Laramie Boomerang, 8/1/12)
JULY 2012
Governor Mead tours fire damaged areas (K2 Radio, 7/31/12)
Governor views impacts of two wildfires (Sheridan Media, 7/31/12)
Dear Gov. Matt Mead: Expand Medicaid to cover Wyoming’s uninsured (hummingbirdminds, 7/30/12)
Mead thinks insuring the uninsured is not the right thing to do? (Blowing in the Wyoming Wind, 7/28/12)
Pavillion collaboration resumes despite fractures (WyoFile, 7/25/12)
Statewide PAWS marks improve across the board (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/24/12)
Governor Mead asks Obama for PPACA info (Sheridan Media, 7/22/12)
Audio: Gov. Mead on YNP’s Grizzly Bear status (K2 Radio, 7/21/12)
Audio: Governor Mead on agency budgets (K2 Radio, 7/21/12)
Gov. Mead still undecided on health care law (AP, 7/20/12)
16 Wyo. counties qualify for drought disaster designations (Torrington Telegram, 7/20/12)
Wyoming governor seeks answers on health care reform (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/19/12)
AP Interview: Gov. Matt Mead poses questions to feds on proposed health care expansion (AP, 7/19/12)
Gov. Mead asks for more information on Affordable Care Act (KGWN, 7/19/12)
Supreme Court ruling means little to Wyoming’s Medicaid study (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/18/12)
Wyoming Medicaid decision won’t come before election (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/18/12)
Wyo. anti-Obama group wants to run ads – now (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/18/12)
Chairwoman: No IRS penalty for Wyoming Republican Party (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/16/12)
Medicaid expansion would save Wyoming millions (Blowing the Wyoming Wind, 7/14/12)
Gov. Matt Mead’s staff oversees Wyoming Dept of Education spending (AP, 7/13/12)
Governor’s staff overseeing Ed. Dept. spending (KGWN, 7/13/12)
Wyo. Gov. Mead expects lively health care talk at governors meeting (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/13/12)
State proceeds with Pavillion cistern plan (The Ranger, 7/12/12)
Gov. Mead asks to intervene in Green Mountain suit (County 10, 7/12/12)
Blowout Barrasso fundraising intersects with industry, from mining to nukes (WyoFile, 7/10/12)
Pavillion cisterns a go (Wyoming Business Report, 7/10/12)
Groups split over sprawling Wyo. project’s wildlife impacts (WyoFile, 7/10/12)
State leaders vow to restore mine funds (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/6/12)
Governor visits Kemmerer, discusses Wyoming energy (Kemmerer Gazette, 7/5/12)
Wyoming officials blast Congress’ cut of AML money (AP, 7/4/12)
In Washington’s new mood of austerity, legislating turns into a zero-sum game (New York Times,7/4/12)
Wyoming scrambles after losing ‘Obamacare’ legal challenge (WyoFile, 7/3/12)
Wyoming stands to lose $700M in AML Funds (Wyoming Public Media, 7/3/12)
Mead wants statewide fire ban (Jackson Hole Radio, 7/2/12)
Gov. Mead makes pitch for no fireworks or fires (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/2/12)
JUNE 2012
Wyo. Gov. Mead will study Medicaid issue before decision (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/29/12)
Wyoming has spent $6M fighting fires (Wyoming Business Report, 6/29/12)
Gov Mead: State will move forward on health care (AP, 6/29/12)
Wyoming reactions mixed on decision (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/29/12)
Ruling leaves state of Wyoming little time to resume exchange work (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/29/12)
Wyoming reactions to Supreme Court ruling on health care (WyoFile, 6/28/12)
Coal connections; Wyoming-Chinese delegation tout solidarity on cleaner coal (WyoFile, 6/26/12)
Wyoming State Auditor: Cuts could cause big trouble (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/24/12)
Wyoming data center efforts hindered by Yellowstone volcano concerns (WyoFile, 6/19/12)
Top Wyoming oil-gas regulator quits after remarks (AP, 6/15/12)
Oil and gas supervisor asked to resign (Wyoming Business Report, 6/15/12)
Wyoming oil and gas supervisor resigns after ‘greed’ comments (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/14/12)
Wyoming community colleges prepare for lean times (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/8/12)
Wyoming official’s remarks prove baseline testing is needed (WyoFile, 6/8/12)
Wyo. official pins Pavillion pollution complaints on greed (WyoFile, 6/6/12)
Wyoming open records: Press and government battle over exemptions (WyoFile, 6/5/12)
Wyoming lawmakers hit streets for highway funding (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/4/12)
Gov. Mead heads to China (KULR8, 6/1/12)
MAY 2012
‘Recovered’ grizzlies need delisting: Mead (Wyoming Business Report, 5/31/12)
Wyoming community colleges could see $9M cut (AP, 5/31/12)
Governor wants grizzly delisting fast-tracked (Powell Tribune, 5/31/12)
Mead blocks new state office building, focuses on Wyoming Capitol (Star-Tribune, 5/31/12)
State office building on hold, saving state $4.4M (Wyoming Business Report, 5/30/12)
Commentary: Republicans eating CROW? (WyoFile, 5/24/12)
Heat exchange: Efforts to increase Wyo. coal exports turns the heat up on legal challenges (WyoFile, 5/22/12)
Wyoming legislators push for state office building (Star-Tribune, 5/21/12)
New political action committee wants to remake Wyoming GOP (Star-Tribune, 5/20/12)
Editorial: Common core threatened by Wyoming attitudes (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/3/12)
Opinion: Battles over school reform far from done (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/3/12)
Wyoming has record number of parties on 2012 ballot (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/2/12)
Wyoming spending $7M this year on tourism marketing to promote state to travelers nationwide(AP, 5/2/12)
APRIL 2012
ALEC says Wyoming has fourth-best economic outlook among states (Wyoming Tribune Eagle,4/26/12)
Mead says he prefers budget cuts to tapping state savings (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/26/12)
Wyoming plans wolf hunts this fall (Washington Examiner, 4/25/12)
Mead, first lady visit guard members in Kosovo (KULR8, 4/25/12)
Falling energy prices prompt Wyoming budget cuts (AP, 4/24/12)
State budget cuts double on natural gas decline (Wyoming Business Report, 4/24/12)
Mead: More budget cuts needed due to falling natural gas prices (WyoFile, 4/23/12)
Mead orders cuts (Governors Journal, 4/23/12)
Wyoming’s AML revenue stream slowing to a trickle (WyoFile, 4/17/12)
Pipeline plan carries Bakken oil through Wyoming (KGOS, 4/17/12)
GOP convention wraps in Cheyenne (Jackson Hole Weekly, 4/16/12)
Wyoming exports boom in 2011 (AP, 4/16/12)
Wyoming governor decries planned federal fracking rules (Platts, 4/16/12)
With new heart, Dick Cheney speaks for more than an hour in Wyoming (Washington Post,4/14/12)
Shakeup in alcohol, tobacco and suicide prevention services rankles health care providers (WyoFile, 4/10/12)
State settles matter of relocated pro-life signs (AP, 4/6/12)
Lawsuit challenges Wyoming redistricting plan (RealClearPolitics, 4/5/12)
Wyoming not alone in waiting on health insurance exchange studies (Wyoming Tribune Eagle,4/5/12)
Public hears Wyoming wolf regulations (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/5/12)
Lawsuit challenges Wyo. legislative redistricting plan, says less-populous counties ignored (AP, 4/5/12)
Wyoming agrees to settle abortion protest lawsuit (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/5/12)
Lawmakers put the brakes on health insurance exchange effort (WyoFile, 4/3/12)
Wyoming’s fracking chemical disclosure requirements draw lawsuit (WyoFile, 4/3/12)
Pro-lifer Terry wants guaranteed seat at Democratic caucuses (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
Mead: EPA regulations could hurt Wyoming (Jackson Hole Radio, 3/30/12)
Commentary: The coal lobby has itself to blame (WyoFile, 3/29/12)
Wyoming lawmakers scrutinize community college funding (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/29/12)
Mead: Corruption study inaccurate (Jackson Hole Radio, 3/28/12)
Governor hopes mandate ruled unconstitutional (KGWN, 3/26/12)
Commentary: Battles over school reform far from done (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/25/12)
Gov. Matt Mead tours Snowy Range Academy charter school (Laramie Boomerang, 3/23/12)
Home grown: Land use planning evolves and adapts in unlikely corner of Wyoming (WyoFile, 3/13/12)
Audio: Mead: Legislature pushed forward stronger Wyoming (Sheridan Media, 3/13/12)
New wolf management law passed (Sublette Examiner, 3/12/12)
Wyoming Capitol outlook; Good sense prevails in Cheyenne (WyoFile, 3/10/12)
Wyoming Legislature wraps up session a day early (Laramie Boomerang, 3/9/12)
Mead inks budget, Legislature closes day early (Sheridan Media, 3/9/12)
EPA delays Pavillion review for more groundwater testing (WyoFile, 3/8/12)
ESPC: Session ends on high note; Good session yields passage of job safety and sunshine laws(WyoFile, 3/8/12)
Wyoming wolf management bill signed by governor (Powell Tribune, 3/8/12)
Wyoming education reform bill clears Legislature (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/8/12)
Legislature to adjourn day early (Wyoming Business Report, 3/8/12)
Wyoming passes wolf bill while lawsuits looms (KIVI-TV, 3/7/12)
Wyoming House passes health insurance exchange bill (Casper Star Tribune, 3/6/12)
Wyoming Legislature approves $3.2 billion budget (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/5/12)
Wyoming House, Senate reach budget compromise (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/5/12)
Wolf deal sweeps past Wyoming Legislature (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/5/12)
AP interview: Mead expects tighter Wyoming budgets (Deseret News, 3/5/12)
Wyoming House advances doomsday bill (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/24/12)
Wyoming mining: Robust but unbalanced (WyoFile, 2/21/12)
Wyoming Senate advances Pavillion water plan (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/21/12)
Wyoming House & Senate give proposed $3.2 billion budget bill its first hearing (AP, 2/21/12)
New bill promising to help employers will hit floor Tuesday in House, Senate (WyoFile, 2/20/12)
In a short budget session, still some environment-related bills (WyoFile, 2/20/12)
Wyoming lawmakers consider welfare drug tests (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/17/12)
Commentary: Be fiscally conservative, but don’t slow growth (Buffalo Bulletin, 2/15/12)
State lawmakers tackle budget, bills (Jackson Hole Weekly, 2/15/12)

Commentary: On wolves, schools and myths (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2/15/12)
Gov. Matt Mead: ACA is wrong but Wyoming’s health care system isn’t right (Casper Star-Tribune,2/15/12)
Benefit of tort reform is a matter of debate (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/15/12)
Mead asks lawmakers to focus on slowing government growth (Laramie Boomerang, 2/14/12)
Wyoming prepares to end federal wolf protections (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/14/12)
Gov. Mead opens Legislature’s budget session (WyoFile, 2/14/12)
Gov. Matt Mead: Wyoming has enough money to do it all (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/14/12)
Mead backs wolf law in State of State talk (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 2/14/12)
Audio: Governor’s State of the State: Wyoming is strong (Sheridan Media, 2/14/12)
Mead talks budget, economy in State of the State address (Billings Gazette, 2/13/12)
Audio: Natural gas prices plunge, hurting Wyoming’s budget (NPR, 2/13/12)
Mead delivers SOS (Governors Journal, 2/13/12)
Gov. Mead opens Legislature’s budget session (Equality State Policy Center, 2/13/12)
Mead looks ahead in state of state speech (Wyoming Business Report, 2/13/12)
Wyoming joins $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/9/12)
Pavillion Water: Gov. wants state involved (Riverton Radio, 2/8/12)
Coal-to-gas plant in discussions with national lab (CBS News, 2/7/12)

Gov. Mead proposes Pavillion water solution (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/7/12)
Editorial: Give health care program time to grow (Powell Tribune, 2/7/12)
‘Healthy Frontiers’ program faces hurdle in Legislature (Powell Tribune, 2/7/12)
Gov. Mead says he’s concerned that lower natural gas prices could force state spending cuts (AP, 2/7/12)
Judge rejects challenge on sage grouse listing (KULR8, 2/5/12)
Mead to meet with Pavillion residents to talk water supply (WyoFile, 2/1/12)
State board weighs gas flaring royalties (Billings Gazette, 2/1/12)
Lawmakers fault EPA in fracking hearing delayed by arrest (Bloomberg, 2/1/12)
Wyoming denies stifling free speech in state Capitol abortion protest case (AP, 2/1/12)
Congressional research group issues report on EPA’s Pavillion investigation (WyoFile, 1/31/12)
EPA moving in on state regulation of drilling (WyoFile, 1/31/12)
Report: Wyoming lacks culture of safety (WyoFile, 1/30/12)
Find the source in Pavillion (WyoFile, 1/30/12)
What EPA really said about Wyoming fracking pollution (WyoFile, 1/24/12)
Wyoming General Fund exceeds forecast by 2% (Wyoming Business Report, 1/23/12)
Wyoming billionaire backs Santorum (WyoFile, 1/21/12)

EPA defends Pavillion tests but cautions on fracking link (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/21/12)
UW pay hike could mean job cuts, legislator says (Billings Gazette, 1/18/12)
Three more health care town hall meetings slated (Wyoming Business Report, 1/18/12)
Group: Wyoming siding with industry on fracking issue (CBS Moneywatch, 1/18/12)
Natural gas prices could dominate budget session (Laramie Boomerang, 1/17/12)
Wyoming cautiously reviews insurance exchanges (WyoFile, 1/17/12)
State budget picture tightens (Powell Tribune, 1/17/12)
Wyoming lawmakers grill governor over data center/high-tech recruitment (Casper Star-Tribune,1/16/12)
Revised revenues hurt Wyoming coffers (Wyoming Business Report, 1/16/12)
Governor backs off wolf comments (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 1/14/12)
Audio: Governor says closer look at spending coming after lower revenue projections (Sheridan Media, 1/14/12)
Gov. Mead predicts challenging budget (Green River Star, 1/13/12)
Gov. Mead opposed to creating another 4-year public university in Wyoming (AP, 1/13/12)
Gov. Mead wraps up Texas trip (KULR8, 1/12/12)
Encana asks EPA to suspend Pavillion report public comment period (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/10/12)
Governor Mead wants to see more economic development (Sheridan Media, 1/10/12)
Raymond Plank – Hitting a gusher with his philanthropy (WyoFile, 1/10/12)
Wyo. AG wants sec of state to sue himself (AP, 1/10/12)
Mead emphasizes oil, infrastructure (Cody Enterprise, 1/9/12)
Governor’s office questions state funding for ERG (Cody Enterprise, 1/9/12)

Town halls address Wyoming Health Insurance Exchange (KOWB, 1/9/12)
Wyoming legislators expect more bad fiscal news (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/8/12)
Counties’ use of consulting money may prompt changes by state (Billings Gazette, 1/8/12)
Wyoming seeks input on health care needs, solutions (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/7/12)
Deadly Workplaces: Advocates slam state for timid response to workplace fatalities (WyoFile, 1/6/12)
Researchers split over Wyoming’s wolf plan (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 1/6/12)
Mead urges development of statewide energy plan (Billings Gazette, 1/6/12)
Mead says budget includes strong funding for local governments (Billings Gazette, 1/6/12)
Mead promises to improve workplace safety (Wyoming Public Media, 1/5/12)
Wyoming oil and gas officials: Safety report is a call to action (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/5/12)
Mead sets seven town halls to solicit ideas on health care (WyoFile, 1/4/12)
Health Benefit Exchange meeting to be held in Cody (Wyoming Business Report, 1/4/12)
Report: Wyoming lacks ‘culture of safety’ (WyoFile, 1/3/12)
Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead grows into job during first year in office (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/2/12)
Wyoming economy sails on sea of uncertainty (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/2/12)
State investments continue to grow (Casper Journal, 1/2/12)
Mead giving tourism budget a boost (KGWN, 12/30/11)
Audio: Gov Mead reflects on his first year in office (K2 Radio, 12/28/11)
Gov. Mead continues to push for wind tax reduction (K2 Radio, 12/28/11)
EPA report: Pavillion water samples improperly tested (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/27/11)
Wyoming year-to-year population growth slowest in a decade (KGWN, 12/22/11)
New kind of journalism hits Wyoming (Wyoming Business Report, 12/22/11)
Gov. Mead supports Post Office delay (KOWB, 12/22/11)
Wyoming governor disputes EPA study on fracking, groundwater (Gas Daily, 12/22/11)
Million pipeline in the news again (Green River Star, 12/21/11)
Fracking splits Wyoming town (Vancouver Sun, 12/21/11)
Encana mounts response to EPA fracking report (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/21/11)
Gov. Mead asks for more thorough testing of wells in Pavillion (Sheridan Media, 12/21/11)
Mead, Legislature want Wyo. vehicles to run on natural gas (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/20/11)
Fracking firm calls EPA move a threat to whole industry (Washington Times, 12/20/11)
Lawmakers shoot down Wyoming wolf no-sue clause proposal (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/17/11)
Gov. Mead  blasts proposed Wyo/Colo pipeline (KGWN, 12/16/11)
Gov. Mead hires former ConocoPhillips exec to lead Wyo. Geological Survey (AP, 12/16/11)
Conservation groups unite against Green River pipeline (Salt Lake Tribune, 12/15/11)
Find the source in Pavillion (WyoFile, 12/15/11)
Environmental groups oppose Wyoming-Colorado water pipeline (Billings Gazette, 12/15/11)
Governor recognizes shift in demand for coal (Sheridan Media, 12/14/11)
Wyoming’s tainted water pressures EPA to act on gas fracking (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/13/11)
State office building not on Mead’s agenda (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/13/11)
UW trustees hear budget cutting options (Billings Gazette, 12/13/11)
Legislators vote to extend studies on health-care changes (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/12/11)
Wyoming Medical Center loses millions in Medicare funding (Billings Gazette, 12/12/11)
DKRW seeks $300M state loan to coal conversion plant (Billings Gazette, 12/12/11)
Audio: Gov. Mead, Sec Salazare discuss sage grouse (Big Horn Mountain Radio, 12/11/11)
Salazar wants Wyo-style sage grouse management across the West (WyoFile, 12/9/11)
EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking (WyoFile, 12/8/11)
Gov pens wolf budget (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 12/7/11)
Bulldoggen for the Cowboy State (Jackson Hole Weekly, 12/7/11)
Gov. Mead wants easements to protect sage grouse (Billings Gazette, 12/7/11)
Mead budget includes Wyo. infrastructure spending (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/6/11)
Mead: Community colleges important to Wyo. economy (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/6/11)
Colorado Mining Assoc., Wyoming seek to overturn Clinton Roadless Rule ruling (Colorado Independent, 12/6/11)
Wyoming colleges approve of Mead budget (KGWN, 12/6/11)
Governor’s budget doesn’t call for cuts at colleges (Powell Tribune, 12/6/11)
Gov. Mead on budget: State does not need to hurry budget cuts (Hummingbirdminds, 12/6/11)
Wyoming appeals roadless rule decision (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/5/11)
Mead calls for Wyo. lawmakers to accept budget plan that puts more fund toward infrastructure(AP, 12/5/11)
Wyo. Rep. Wallis expects at least one horse slaughterhouse in the state (Casper Star-Tribune,12/5/11)
Editorial: Governor’s budget lacks imagination (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/4/11)
College commission considers tuition increase, raising tuition cap (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/4/11)
Gov. Mead releases leaner budget, but stumps for local funding (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/2/11)
Mead’s budget: Ongoing spending cuts while still investing in Wyoming (Sheridan Media, 12/2/11)
Gov. Mead calls for infrastructure spending (KGWN-TV, 12/1/11)
Mead: Pavillion should get broader groundwater investigation (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/1/11)
Wyoming gas deal off after pollution found (Daily Yonder, 12/1/11)
County, city officials like Gov. Mead’s local government funding ideas (Casper Star-Tribune,12/1/11)
Wyo. Gov. Mead releases ‘cautious’ state budget proposal (Billings Gazette, 12/1/11)
Budget proposal funds tenuous Natrona school projects, UW salaries (Billings Gazette, 12/1/11)
Mead wants broader inquiry into Pavillion water (Billings Gazette, 12/1/11)
Governor, Wyoming delegation back rural post offices facing closure (Torrington Telegram,11/30/11)
Mead’s 1st budget as governor will define his spending policies (Billings Gazette, 11/30/11)
Wyoming moves forward with health information exchange (Billings Gazette, 11/28/11)
Audio: Gov. Mead finishing work on state budget (KOWB, 11/28/11)
Higher ed officials get ready for budget cuts (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 11/26/11)
Mead finishing work on fiscally conservative budget (Sheridan Media, 11/26/11)
Mead praises private industry for unemployment decrease (Sheridan Media, 11/25/11)

State cautiously considers health insurance exchange (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 11/22/11)
The Big Drain: Million pipeline proposal may be on the rocks, but thirst remains unquenched(WyoFile, 11/22/11)
Wyoming to apply sales and generation taxes on wind in 2012 (Recharge, 11/10/11)
Wyoming Supreme Court considers abortion protest limits (Billings Gazette, 11/10/11)
Audio: Gov. Mead and Legislature look at possible budget cuts (K2Radio, 11/10/11)
Gov. Mead joins multistate effort to push for affordable natural gas vehicles (Casper Star-Tribune,11/9/11)
Audio: Gov. Matt Mead talks budget, Niobrara Play, Wolves and more (K2Radio, 11/8/11)
Lawmakers consider revisions to elk plan (Casper Star Tribune, 11/8/11)
Wyoming lawmakers recommend approval of wolf plan (Billings Gazette, 11/8/11)
Amid nation’s deficit gloom, some states enjoy budget surpluses (Billings Gazette, 11/6/11)
Wyoming business index remains solid (Billings Gazette, 11/5/11)
Wyoming budget committee proposes cuts (Billings Gazette, 11/4/11)
Officials: Weak Niobara wells slow development in Wyoming (Billings Gazette, 10/30/11)
Mead adviser warns taxes could hurt wind projects (Sheridan Media, 10/29/11)
Wyo. lawmakers vote against wind tax bill (Sheridan Media, 10/28/11)
Wyoming works to cut down on improper jobless payments that have nearly quadrupled since 2008(AP, 10/28/11)
Mead adviser warns taxes could hurt wind projects (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/28/11)
Wyo Business Alliance hosts governor’s business forum (Wyoming Business Report, 10/28/11)
Wyoming sees huge jump in unemployment insurance fraud (Sheridan Media, 10/28/11)
Gov. Mead comments on wolf plan headed to 2012 legislature (Sheridan Media, 10/28/11)
Getting the value of Wyoming wind right (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/27/11)
Wind farms, wind farms and yes, more wind farms (KOWL, 10/26/11)
How should Wyoming fund its roads? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/26/11)
Wyoming legislative committee finds money for highways (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/26/11)
Are you uninsured and uninsurable? Wyo declined to oversee a piece of federal health care reform(WyoFile, 10/25/11)
State forecast: Wyoming revenues flattening out (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/25/11)
Positives and negatives in CREG forecast (Wyoming Business Report, 10/25/11)
Wyoming decides against early childhood grant (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/24/11)
Wyoming seeks to extend stimulus money (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/24/11)
Despite taking in extra revenue over last year, Gov. Mead and others warn of lean years ahead (AP, 10/24/11)
Audio: State Ed superintendent says fed funding comes with strings (K2 Radio, 10/20/11)
Wyoming legislative committee reconsiders records law (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/14/11)
Wyoming lawmakers vote to exempt some govt information from public review (AP, 10/13/11)
Wyoming’s redistricting may force all state senators to run in 2012 (Utah Policy Center, 10/12/11)
Wyoming panel: Tax exemptions alone don’t attract industry (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/12/11)
Wyoming oil and gas industry meets to talk safety (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/12/11)
Wolves causing federal discord (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 10/12/11)
Wyoming AG: New at-will state employees must be compensated (Billings Gazette, 10/11/11)
WY lawmakers favor more study on health exchange (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/11/11)
Wyoming AG says Legislature must decide whether all state senators will run in 2012 election(Casper Star-Tribune, 10/11/11)
Gov. Mead supports state health exchange recommendation (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/10/11)
Groups debate public record changes (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/10/11)
Health insurance exchange could bypass Legislature (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/5/11)
Govs. Mead & Freudenthal recognize team that devised Wyoming sage grouse plan (AP, 10/5/11)
Commentary: Be careful what you wish for on local control (WyoFile, 10/4/11)
Federal red tape could strangle Wyoming’s power exports (Recharge, 10/2/11)
Wyoming tells California: We have wind power for sale (San Jose Mercury News, 9/30/11)
Wyoming regulators nix new microbe gas rules (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/30/11)
Yellowstone officials deny winter use plan (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 9/30/11)
Climate change threatens Yellowstone region (Reuters, 9/30/11)
Video: Mead sets timeline for state energy policy (KGWN, 9/29/11)
Could Wyoming wind power California? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/29/11)
Decision postponed, again, on Yellowstone snowmobile rule (LA Times, 9/29/11)
Advocates encourage confronting climate change now to save Yellowstone (Powell Tribune, 9/29/11)
Prudence urged when leasing land for fracking (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/28/11)
Governor: Wyoming should issue energy policy next year (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/28/11)
Wyoming hopes to cooperate with BLM on fracking rules (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/27/11)
Special Report: “Stimulus” for two elk (WyoFile, 9/27/11)
Mead presses for local funds (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 9/26/11)
Task force considers nuclear plant in Wyoming (Casper Journal, 9/26/11)
Former WY legislator: “we lack leadership” on fracking regulations (WyoFile, 9/26/11)
Editorial: Way of the wolf in Wyoming (New York Times, 9/22/11)
Wyoming lawmakers face save or spend decision (Forbes, 9/22/11)
Wyo general fund beats forecast by 18.5% (Wyoming Business Report, 9/22/11)
Commentary: Everybody hates Wyoming (The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, 9/21/11)
Wyoming wolves on road to delisting (Powell Tribune, 9/20/11)
Gov Mead sees subcabinets improving efficiency, communication (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/19/11)
Governor seeks more control over Environmental Quality Council (Casper Journal, 9/19/11)
Wyoming Gov. Mead spearheads Republican governors energy policy (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/16/11)
The cowboy governor who is keen to spur wind growth (ReCharge, 9/16/11)
In depth: A journey into American wind-power’s newest frontier (ReCharge, 9/16/11)
Wyoming wolf management plan clears first hurdle (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/15/11)
Editorial: State needs to include public in energy policy (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/15/11)
Mead wants state alternative to federal health reform (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/14/11)
Wyoming game commission considers wolf plan (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/14/11)
Committee keeps open possibility of federal partnership on Wyoming health exchange (Billings Gazette, 9/14/11)
Wyoming moves forward on state energy policy (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/14/11)
Mead: Invest in Wyoming cities, towns and counties (Sheridan Media, 9/12/11)
Mead tells BLM to balance energy development with conservation in Bighorn Basin (Sheridan Media, 9/9/11)
Pricey Wyoming pipeline project ratchets up water worries along Colorado’s Front Range (Colorado Independent, 9/8/11)
Lawmakers look to solve transportation problems (Wyoming Tribune, 9/1/11)
Wyoming legislative panel votes to block some emails from public (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/1/11)
Mead touts state Medicaid plan (Billings Gazette, 8/31/11)
Changes may be made to open-meetings laws (Wyoming Tribune, 8/31/11)
Of wolves and men (Jackson Hole Weekly, 8/24/11)
Mead says Wyoming can have energy and conservation (Wyoming Business Report, 8/24/11)
Wyoming wolf hunt could start by next fall (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/24/11)
Wyoming jobless rate continues to drop (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/24/11)
Statewide effort will focus on transmission projects (Wyoming Tribune, 8/24/11)
Wyoming committee seeks more information about health insurance exchange options (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/19/11)
Wyoming Republican, Democratic party directors leaving (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/18/11)
Wyoming officials update sate oil and gas lease language (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/4/11)
Feds, governor agree Wyoming wolves should be delisted (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/4/11)
Wyoming wolf deal only the first step in lengthy process (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/4/11)
Neither side totally happy with new oil-gas lease form rules (Billings Gazette, 8/4/11)
Wolf compromise only the first step (Billings Gazette, 8/3/11)
Federal government and Wyoming strike deal to cull wolves (Reuters, 8/3/11)
Wyoming, feds announce plan for delisting wolves (Forbes, 8/3/11)
Plans in works for 4200 new gas wells in Wyoming (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/2/11)
Gas prices pace Wyoming’s revenue income (Wyoming Business Report, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Gov. Mead rebuffs wolf pleas (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 7/30/11)
Lack of energy policy ‘delays’ Wyoming gasification project (WyoFile, 7/29/11)
Lummis clause preventing wolf lawsuits survives challenge (Billings Gazette, 7/28/11)
Wyoming to intervene in horse roundup suit (Billings Gazette, 7/28/11)
Sage Grouse ‘Core Area’ concept in Wyo. could provide blueprint for BLM (New York Times, 7/28/11)
Groups challenge Wyo. wild-horse round up in court (Billings Gazette, 7/26/11)
Protest focuses on Lummis and Barrasso politics (Casper Journal, 7/26/11)
Wyoming legislator offers statewide redistricting plan (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/25/11)
TransCanada’s new Bison gas pipeline blows out in Wyoming (Lincoln Journal Star, 7/25/11)
Opinion: As an energy colony, Wyoming’s destiny lies in the hands of others (Casper Star-Tribune,7/25/11)
Gov. Mead celebrates strong energy partnership with Canada at Cheyenne Frontier Days (KOWB, 7/25/11)
Did the stimulus work in Wyoming? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/24/11)
Cheyenne Frontier Days train heads from Denver to Wyoming rodeo (Denver Post, 7/23/11)
BLM ends Wyoming wind farm study (Billings Gazette, 7/22/11)
Wyoming may apply for $50M in early education federal funding (Wyoming Tribune Eagle,7/21/11)
Lummis and Mead convene Wyoming broadband summit (Little Chicago Review, 7/21/11)
BLM REPORT: Money isn’t everything, but it sure helps (Flathead Beacon, 7/20/11)
Wyoming governor wants more snowmobiles at Yellowstone (Billings Gazette, 7/20/11)
Concealed weapon confusion (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/19/11)
Wyoming considers federal grant for early childhood education (Billings Gazette, 7/19/11)
Art project draws lawmakers’ ire (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/19/11)
Niobrara’s slow start not cause for worry (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/17/11)
As Wyoming wolf deal nears, several hurdles remain (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/15/11)
For 1st time in more than 6 weeks, no flood warnings posted for Wyoming’s major rivers (The Republic, 7/15/11)
Salazar blasts Rep. Lummis’ no-sue rider on wolf deal (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/14/11)
Lummis, Gov. Mead plan broadband summit (Billings Gazette, 7/14/11)
Wyoming wind power production surges over last 3 years, but growth dropping off this year (Daily Reporter, 7/14/11)
Audio: Gov. Mead ready to argue sage-grouse in court (KOWB, 7/13/11)
Wyoming joins Northern Rocky states seeking disaster aid (Reuters, 7/13/11)
Is Wyoming ‘business friendly’ or ‘fraud friendly’? (Casper Journal, 7/9/11)
Opinion: Ban on challenging wolf law should be challenged (Great Falls Tribune, 7/8/11)
Salazar agrees to Wyoming wolf plan (Wyoming Business Report, 7/8/11)
Wyoming, feds near wolf deal (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/8/11)
State nears deal on wolves (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 7/8/11)
Wolves could lose federal protection in Wyoming (New York Times, 7/7/11)
Lummis wins no-sue clause on wolves (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Mead, top federal officials agree ‘in principle’ to wolf deal (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Will feds, Wyoming governor find common ground on dealing with wolves? (National Parks Traveler,7/7/11)
Bequest for the birds (Jackson Hole Weekly, 7/6/11)
Wyoming tax collections up 11.2% (Wyoming Business Report, 7/6/11)
Interior Dept: Federal lands add billions of dollars, thousands of jobs to Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/4/11)
Wyoming gunners savor automatic fire and freedom (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/4/11)
Rural hospitals worry about health care overhaul (Billings Gazette, 7/4/11)
FEMA estimates $4.3M in flood damages in Wyoming (KGWN, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
Fracking & Leasing, fear and loathing in the Rockies (WyoFile, 6/30/11)

Parties plan high-level wolf talks in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/29/11)
Wyoming lawmakers will ask for delay of Big Horn Basin land-use plan (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/21/11)
Transmission line construction could bolster Wyoming (Wyoming Business Report,6/20/11)
Industry decries regs as drilling nears all-time high (WyoFile, 6/20/11)
Nearly half of Wyoming state employees will get pay raises (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/19/11)
State lawmakers to study federal impact on energy development (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/18/11)
Even toothless safety alliance is improvement (WyoFile, 6/16/11)
Wyoming partners with oil and gas industry to make workplace safer (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle,6/16/11)
Wyoming postpones changes to oil-gas lease formula (Forbes, 6/16/11)
Business incubator center breaks ground (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/15/11)
Barrasso blocks vote on Fish and Wildlife nominee over wolves (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/15/11)
Mead extends ‘core area’ restrictions (WyoFile, 6/14/11)
High Plains Showdown: Land planning seen as threat to property rights (WyoFile, 6/14/11)
Future site of one of world’s fastest supercomputers takes shape in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune,6/11/11)
New Cheyenne supercomputer facility opens for tour (Billings Gazette, 6/10/11)
Rock Springs homeowners accuse Mead of backing off campaign promise (Billings Gazette, 6/9/11)
Opinion: On wild lands – ’so much for future generations’ (Jackson Hole Weekly, 6/8/11)
Royalty uproar: Public meeting to discuss state-owned oil and gas (WyoFile, 6/8/11)
Opinion: Think Wyoming is the land of freedom? Think again. (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/8/11)
Wyoming Supreme Court reverses same-sex divorce ruling (Billings Gazette, 6/6/11)
Grouse protections stay (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 6/4/11)
Mead adjusts state sage grouse rules (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/3/11)
Wyoming sticks with sage grouse ‘core area’ strategy (Billings Gazette, 6/3/11)
Wyoming officials pleased with Salazar’s memo on wild lands order (Sheridan Media, 6/2/11)
‘Wild lands’ bullet dodged, oil still spills in Wyoming (WyoFile, 6/2/11)
Wyoming mined $15.5B in minerals (WyoFile, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Gov. Mead: Wyoming mineral valuation second highest ever (Casper Journal, 5/31/11)
Rising from the Right: Barasso’s climb in Senate follows increasingly conservative course (WyoFile, 5/31/11)
States follow Wyoming in developing ‘fracking’ fluid disclosure rules (Billings Gazette, 5/30/11)
Wyoming congressional delegation targets environmentalists (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/30/11)
Local economy is strong (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/29/11)
Mead talks economy, census at Rotary meeting (Laramie Boomerang, 5/28/11)
Wyoming joins challenge to federal wilderness rule (Forbes, 5/27/11)
Wyoming cities can regulate firearms (WyoFile, 5/24/11)
Commentary: Guns again: No license, registration or insurance needed (WyoFile, 5/24/11)
Audio: In Wyoming, unemployment persists (WPR, 5/20/11)
Jackson not welcoming, anti-abortion protest leader says (Billings Gazette, 5/19/11)
Gov. Mead: More needs to be done to prevent child abuse (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/18/11)
Wyoming wolf plan faces roadblocks (Billings Gazette, 5/15/11)
Wyoming delegation backs “Repeal Amendment” (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/13/11)
Wyoming forms own opposition group to ‘wild lands’ policy (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
Wyoming releases information on state investments (Forbes, 5/12/11)
Officials question legality of Wyoming 24 ‘campaign’ (Pinedale Roundup, 5/12/11)
High plains gas – well reactivations moving faster than anticipated (Wyoming Business Report,5/12/11)
Legislators seek veto of federal laws and regulations (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
Wyo. congressional delegation seeks veto of federal laws and regulations (Billings Gazette, 5/11/11)
The business of booze in Wyoming (Jackson Hole Weekly, 5/11/11)
Niobrara oil play continues (Casper Journal, 5/11/11)
County commissioners ask Gov for help in developing energy project (Casper Journal, 5/11/11)
Cheyenne could be model for energy expansion (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/11/11)
Four Wyoming counties apply for energy-impacted road grants (Casper Star Tribune, 5/11/11)
Gov. Mead says wolf talks continue with feds (Billings Gazette, 5/11/11)
Wyoming prepared to enter wilderness lawsuit (Billings Gazette, 5/11/11)
Hispanic Wyoming: ‘A good place to live’ (WyoFile, 5/10/11)
Local well hints at coming boom (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/10/11)
Federal wolf protections lifted in most states; not Wyoming (Powell Tribune, 5/5/11)
Mead: More severance to cities, counties (Wyoming Business Report, 5/3/11)
New director seeks ways to streamline Wyoming health department (Billings Gazette, 5/3/11)
Hispanic Wyoming: The jobs machine of Campbell County (WyoFile, 5/3/11)
Editorial: Niobrara oil play – let’s do it right (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 5/1/11)
APRIL 2011
Many tea party activists transition into Republican Party in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune,4/28/11)
Tax collection stays ahead of forecast (Wyoming Business Report, 4/28/11)
Mead touts pro-energy stance (WyoFile, 4/28/11)
Hispanic Wyoming (WyoFile, 4/26/11)
Wyoming Democrats strategize comeback bid (Casper Star-Tribune,4/25/11)
Wyo. lawmakers study nuclear power options (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/25/11)
Wyoming Democrats mull later 2012 caucus (Billings Gazette, 4/24/11)
Editorial: Lummis should stop fighting Wyoming Range protection (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/22/11)
Tea Party keeps rallying for conservative change (Powell Tribune, 4/21/11)
Democratic report: Carcinogens injected into Wyoming wells (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/21/11)
Wyoming lawmakers undecided on juvenile justice issue (Billings Gazette, 4/21/11)
Mead says Guantanamo trip was worthwhile (Billings Gazette, 4/20/11)
FBI calls Wyoming sovereignty movement a ’sensitive subject’ (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/19/11)
Economic report: Wyoming rides high on fossil fuels (WyoFile, 4/19/11)
Sovereign ideas find role in political arena (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/19/11)
Mead pushes new juvenile court system (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/18/11)
Wyoming’s boom poses challenges for Obama (New York Times, 4/16/11)
State board: Impacted road money won’t go far in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/8/11)
State of Wyoming won’t proceed with Natrona County ranch purchase (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/7/11)
Mead supports House Republicans’ federal budget proposal (Casper Star Tribune, 4/5/11)
Group weighs options for Wyo. health insurance exchange (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
In Wyoming, agreement only on energy independence (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/31/11)
Report: Nearly half of Wyo oil and gas lease acreage inactive (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/30/11)
Workers question double standard in unemployment vote (WyoFile, 3/29/11)
Construction industry continues to struggle (WyoFile, 3/29/11)
Coulter to speak at UW campus (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/29/11)
Farm subsidies a complex mix of financial aid, politics and markets (WyoFile, 3/29/11)
Public radio enjoys widespread support in Wyoming (WyoFile, 3/24/11)
Governor tells contractors of state stimulus aid (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 3/18/11)
Wyoming to become 4th state allowing concealed guns without permit (WyoFile, 3/8/11)
In Gillette, huge growth, big change (Gillette News Record, 3/7/11)
Wyoming ranks second in well being behind Hawaii (Wyoming Business Report, 3/7/11)
Education reform highlights 2011 Wyoming Legislature (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/6/11)
Controversial ‘wild lands’ policy could face first legal test in Wyoming (New York Times, 3/3/11)
Wyo. Senate kills gay marriage bill (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/3/11)
Wyoming public meetings bill fails (Casper Star-Tribune, 3/1/11)
Wyoming legislative committee fails to compromise on gay marriage bill (Casper Star-Tribune,3/1/11)
ESPC lauds death of ‘Defense of Marriage’ and minimum wage repeal (WyoFile, 2/28/11)
Editorial: Mead should veto EQC power grab measure (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/28/11)
Editorial: More problems than same-sex marriage (Green River Star, 2/23/11)
Wyoming House approves concealed weapons law (Reuters, 2/23/11)
Over objections from tribal leaders, lawmakers pass ‘hybrid’ district vote bill (WyoFile, 2/22/11)
Editorial: It’s been a discouraging, time-wasting legislative session (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/20/11)
In Wyoming, push to mine rare earths in US forest (Washington Post, 2/20/11)
Wyo. Legislature votes to raise local government funding (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/16/11)
Full Senate ready to take up bill voiding same-sex marriage contracts (Equality State Policy Center, 2/16/11)
WY Lawmakers seek to intervene in same-sex divorce (San Jose Mercury News, 2/14/11)
National organization targets Wyoming teachers (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/8/11)
Mead: The ‘healthcare bill may be the best Congress could do; it is not the best we can do’ (LA Times,2/7/11)
Same-sex couples question marriage bills (Gillette News Record, 2/5/11)
Tenure repeal bill gets early nod in WY legislature (Casper Star-Tribune, 2/4/11)
Wind tax proposal holds on (Billings Gazette, 2/4/11)
Wyoming House defeats proposed gas tax hike (Bloomberg, 2/3/11)
Commentary: Mead naive about healthcare reform debate (Jackson Hole Weekly, 2/2/11)
Wyoming House panel considers higher wind energy tax (Bloomberg, 2/2/11)
Wyo. Legislature targets federal health law (Bloomberg, 2/2/11)
Wyoming House strips penalties from health care bill (Bloomberg, 2/1/11)
This week in the Legislature: Health, education bills (Casper Star Tribune, 1/31/11)
Gov. Mead responds to judge’s ruling on health care law (Star Valley Independent, 1/31/11)
Battle lines drawn for wild lands order (Wyoming Business Report, 1/28/11)
Wyoming Senate passes gay marriage amendment (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/28/11)
Editorial: Mead’s spending plan better then legislature’s (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/28/11)
Sharia law proposal draws national scrutiny (WyoFile, 1/27/11)
Gov Mead gives thoughts on education (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/27/11)
Mead says funding local governments is his top priority (Billings Gazette, 1/27/11)
Opinion: When politics is personal, real life often trumps ideology (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/27/11)
Wyo. Senate gives initial OK to wind rights bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 1/26/11)
Opinion: Voters should be free to switch parties (WyoFile, 1/25/11)
Lawmakers consider civil unions (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/24/11)
Legislature trims Mead’s local governments request (Billings Gazette, 1/24/11)
Wyoming lawmakers to face social, financial issues (Bloomberg Businessweek, 1/24/11)
Wyo. House committee shoots down immigration bill (Bloomberg, 1/24/11)
Copycat AZ immigration bill fails (Equality State Policy Center, 1/24/11)
Wyoming bill targets governor’s executive orders (Billings Gazette, 1/22/11)
Wyoming House committee approves anti-gay bill (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/18/11)
Mead defends budget proposals to WY lawmakers (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/13/11)
Legislators must be vigilant on budget (Bloomberg, 1/12/11)
Mead wants permanent funding for local governments (Bloomberg, 1/12/11)
Wyoming legislature to wrestle with health care (Bloomberg, 1/11/11)
Group with ready-made legislation spurs calls for more disclosure (WyoFile, 1/11/11)
Mead tells lawmakers: Don’t get bogged on ‘fringe issues’ (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/10/11)
Education, states’ rights expected to dominate 2011 Wyoming legislature (Casper Star-Tribune,1/9/11)
Wyoming legislature again will consider gay marriage bills (Gillette News Record, 1/8/11)
When opposition to health care reform stops being polite and becomes downright scary (Washington Post, 1/7/11)
Mead considers combining state agencies (Bloomberg, 1/6/11)
Mead proposes plan to streamline government (Wyoming Tribune, 1/6/11)
Mead supports combining jobs-related agencies (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/6/11)
Group suggests highway projects to help spur Wyoming development (Billings Gazette, 1/5/11)
Wyoming now has all-GOP agencies, boards (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/4/11)
Editorial: Mead hits right tone as he takes office (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/4/11)
Wyoming lawmakers will debate AZ-style immigration bill (Billings Gazette, 1/4/11)
Mead stresses working neighbor-with-neighbor in inaugural address (Billings Gazette, 1/4/11)
Mead sworn in as Wyoming governor (Casper Star-Tribune, 1/3/11)
Coal export debate gets mixed reaction from WY’s outgoing, incoming governors (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 12/31/10)
Mead’s election, rebounding economy tops 2010 in Wyoming (Gillette News Record, 12/30/10)
‘Restless voters’ top 2010 Wyoming story (Cody Enterprise, 12/29/10)
Wyoming fracking rules point the way for public disclosure (WyoFile, 12/28/10)
Senate bill would end tenure for teachers (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 12/27/10)
State lawmakers plan return of “defense of marriage” act (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 12/26/10)
Wyoming candidates didn’t rack up debt (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/26/10)
Growth shows confidence in Wyoming’s future (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/26/10)
Here we go again – Republican legislators seek to deny equality in the Equality State(hummingbirdminds, 12/26/10)
Editorial: Strengthen WY laws on open government (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/21/10)
Mead inaugural plans are set (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/20/10)
Mead readies to take office with a rarity these days – a state budget surplus (Billings Gazette,12/19/10)
Committee looks at adjusting school money distribution in WY (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/18/10)
Freudenthal wants to use surplus funds to attract data centers to Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune,12/14/10)
Mead calls health care reform law unconstitutional (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 12/11/10)
Wyoming bills target national health care law (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/10/10)
Mead takes pro-business stance in chamber talk (Wyoming Business Report, 12/10/10)
Wyoming looks at health reform options (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/7/10)
Wyoming bill would create wind energy rights (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/6/10)
Simpson: What the deficit reduction plan means for Wyoming (WyoFile, 12/6/10)
Bill would create wind energy rights (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/6/10)
Bill would ban primary crossover voting in Wyoming (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/5/10)
Protections for wolf, grizzly might be lifted (Washington Post, 12/5/10)
Freudenthal: Problems likely with Wyoming Range drilling plan (Casper Star-Tribune, 12/4/10)
Gov-Elect wants fracking regulations left to states (Wyoming Energy News, 12/4/10)
Wyoming government spending tops region (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/30/10)
Governors seek ‘road map’ for N. Rockies wolves (Washington Post, 11/29/10)
Advocates want Wyoming to publicize health care program for uninsured (Jackson Hole Daily,11/23/10)
Mead chooses Attorney General (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/22/10)
Freudenthal proposes more money for local govts, highways (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/16/10)
Mead studying Green River dam project (Jackson Hole Daily, 11/15/10)
Freudenthal apologizes for comments about Mead (Casper Star-Tribune, 11/15/10)
GOP landslide brings questions about Wyoming’s future path (Equality State Policy Center, 11/7/10)
Opinion: Abortion is still campaign issue (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/31/10)
Endorsement: Mead is top choice for governor (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/31/10)
Petersen touts health care (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 10/27/10)
Petersen says she has a plan to balance energy, environment (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/15/10)
Petersen touts conservation record, attacks Mead (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/14/10)
Guber candidates debate at UW (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/13/10)
Candidates spar on gay marriage, health care (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/13/10)
Mead: no to toll road on I-80 (Cody Enterprise, 10/13/10)
Petersen: AZ-style immigration law ‘unwise’ (Cody Enterprise, 10/13/10)
Governor candidates square off (Laramie Boomerang, 10/13/10)
Wyoming guber candidates split over gay issues (CBS4Denver, 10/12/10)
Petersen: race not over (Jackson Hole Daily, 10/11/10)
Governor hopefuls sound off on preventing DUIs (Laramie Boomerang, 10/10/10)
Petersen trips up on health care (Gillette News Record, 10/9/10)
Petersen says Wyo. health care on track (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 10/8/10)
Petersen: give health care law a second look (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/7/10)
Them on us: Mead holds 2-to-1 edge in early polls (Jackson Hole Weekly, 10/6/10)
Tea Partier lurking behind every Wyoming sagebrush (hummingbirdminds, 10/5/10)
Opinion: A baffling event – the Freudenthal non-endorsement (Casper Star-Tribune, 10/3/10)
Mead defends possible fuel tax (Cody Enterprise, 9/29/10)
Freudenthal declines to endorse Petersen (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/29/10)
Petersen backs health care law (Cody Enterprise, 9/29/10)
Petersen sees ways to generate more money for locals (Cowboy State Free Press, 9/28/10)
Mead, Petersen interviewed about wolf controversy (Cowboy State Free Press, 9/27/10)
Guber candidates – to sue or not to sue over healthcare? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/26/10)
Mead, Petersen spell out their differences at forum (WKRG, 9/22/10)
Optimism, worries amid new rush to tap oil in West (Denver Post, 9/19/10)
Top Democrats outline views (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/19/10)
Get real answers from Wyo candidates (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 9/6/10)
Opinion: Tea Partiers mourn Micheli’s primary defeat (Wyoming Tribune, 9/5/10)
Winners outspent opponents in Wyoming primary (CBS4Denver, 9/3/10)
Mead’s GOP primary spending = $1.4 million (Wyoming Tribune, 9/2/10)
AUGUST  2010
Extremism fizzles in Wyoming Primary (, 8/31/10)
Democrats may fill Wyoming’s statewide races (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/26/10)
Why Colin Simpson lost (The American Spectator, 8/26/10)
Unity for November? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/21/10)
Wyoming GOP gathers in show of unity (Billings Gazette, 8/21/10)
New poll shows Mead well ahead of Petersen (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/20/10)
Bush Sr backs Simpson (Planet Jackson Hole, 8/18/10)
Meyer concedes to Mead in WY (Politico, 8/18/10)
Mead wins a squeaker in GOP primary (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/18/10)
Election official: despite close GOP race, no recount mandated (Casper Star-Tribune,8/18/10)
Mead advances as Meyer concedes (National Journal, 8/18/10)
GOP primary a battle of political dynasties (NPR, 8/17/10)
At the polls, Dems switch to GOP primary in large numbers (hummingbirdminds, 8/17/10)
Opinion: Petersen on Dem side, ABM (anybody but Micheli) on GOP (hummingbirdminds, 8/16/10)
Oil & gas industry-backed PAC gave Meyer $160K (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 8/16/10)
In wake of push polling, Micheli says he’s running for governor, not against any candidate (Bridger Valley Pioneer, 8/13/10)
Supporting schools is important part of governor’s job (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/12/10)
A review of the guber debates (, 8/12/10)
George H.W. Bush endorses Simpson (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/12/10)
Mead piles up $1.1 million for his run for Wyoming governor (Billings Gazette, 8/12/10)
Simpson campaigns on knowledge of government (CBS4Denver, 8/12/10)
Meyer points to military, state experience (CBS4Denver, 8/11/10)
GOP guber candidates push fundraising in primary (CBS4Denver, 8/11/10)
To spend or not to spend? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/11/10)
Micheli says he’s ‘real conservative’ in guv race (CBS4Denver, 8/10/10)
Guber candidates divided over gas tax (Casper Star-Tribune, 8/10/10)
Mead’s GOP bid in WY rides on outsider status (Billings Gazette, 8/9/10)
Guber candidates talks wolves (Sheridan Media, 8/7/10)
The size of state govt issue in gov race (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/2/10)
JULY 2010
Wyoming governor’s race has no clear leader (Billings Gazette, 7/31/10)
Palin picks Meyer as her newest ‘Mama Grizzly’ (Washington Post, 7/30/10)
Governor candidates discuss Wyoming issues (Laramie Boomerang, 7/30/10)
Democrat Petersen tries to make headway after late entry (Billings Gazette, 7/29/10)
Micheli’s family ranch received federal subsidies (KGW, 7/29/10)
Gov hopefuls say they’d stand up to feds (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/28/10)
Simpson challenges rivals to join him in opposing raising fuel taxes (Basin Radio Network, 7/27/10)
Mead once avoided politics, but ‘then something clicked’ (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/22/10)
Petersen touts govt experience in race against Gosar (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 7/21/10)
Gosar uses football past as metaphor for his long-shot guber run (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/20/10)
Meyer juggling auditor duties with campaign effort (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/19/10)
Is Wyoming government too big? (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/18/10)
Dems talk jobs, economy (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 7/16/10)
Dem candidates outline views (Wyoming Business Report, 7/16/10)
Freduenthal explains his idea of selling part of Grand Teton National Park (, 7/16/10)
Meyer releases financial information early – raised over $300K (CBS4Denver, 7/15/10)
Micheli optimistic as he heads out for last leg of primary campaign (Bridger Valley Pioneer, 7/15/10)
Candidates respond to news about Micheli’s letter supporting rapist (Casper Star-Tribune, 7/15/10)
GOP candidate Micheli writes letter of support for convicted rapist (KDLY/KOVE, 7/15/10)
Petersen says she would try to end wolf lawsuit (CBS4Denver, 7/15/10)
Dem candidates offer child care ideas (Billings Gazette, 7/14/10)
Dem chairman sees Wyoming turning purple if they hold gov mansion (Casper Star-Tribune,7/13/10)
SCOTUS may hear case to double size of House – WY power too large? (New York Times, 7/12/10)
Micheli pushes against feds (Billings Gazette, 7/10/10)
WY guber contenders support grouse strategy (CBS4Denver, 7/2/10)
Wilford Brimley endorses Meyer in guber race (The Atlantic, 7/1/10)
JUNE 2010
Simpson disputes idea that Mead leads GOP race (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 6/26/10)
Meyer’s key word: leadership (Billings Gazette, 6/26/10)
Gov hopefuls: regulators must work closely with industry (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/26/10)
Guber candidates praise energy industry (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/25/10)
Mead believes he is front-runner in GOP race (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 6/25/10)
Gosar touts experience in contest for governor (Jackson Hole Daily, 6/25/10)
Editorial: Voters need details on Micheli spending cuts (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/22/10)
Micheli targets state spending (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/21/10)
Editorial: Freudenthal’s wrong about media giving candidates a pass (Casper Star-Tribune,6/20/10)
Micheli: Free our businesses (Torrington Telegram, 6/18/10)
Freudenthal prods GOP hopefuls for specifics on issues (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/17/10)
Candidates jostle over feds, state spending (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/16/10)
Comparing candidates (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 6/16/10)
Commentary: GOP guber hopefuls play “let’s pretend” (, 6/15/10)
Meyer touts record on tourism (Jackson Hole News & Guide, 6/12/10)
Economy, energy top Gosar’s agenda (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/9/10)
Mead opposes water projects that would divert resource to other states (Green River Star, 6/9/10)
Guber hopefuls debate energy policy (Billings Gazette, 6/9/10)
Candidates address stock growers gathering (Billings Gazette, 6/6/10)
Far-out candidates a Wyoming tradition (Billings Gazette, 6/5/10)
To be GOP, or not to be (The Sage Grouse,, 6/2/10)
Peterson: “we’re not doing this to mess around” (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/2/10)
Petersen lays out campaign (Billings Gazette, 6/1/10)
Petersen: Wyo must balance economy, environment (Casper Star-Tribune, 6/1/10)
MAY 2010
Mead shares vision for Wyoming (Billings Gazette, 5/29/10)
Surprise twist to Dems’ gov race (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/29/10)
Dem Party Chair Peterson files campaign papers (CBS4Denver, 5/28/10)
Two Dems announce guber run at last minute (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/28/10)
Mead camp launches first TV ads of campaign (Wyoming Capitol Journal, 5/27/10)
Editorial: Simpson needs a different skill set as governor (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/23/10)
Editorial: Dems shouldn’t blame Freudenthal for the failure to field a candidate (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/20/10)
Casper Dem could enter guber race (Billings Gazette, 5/18/10)
Editorial: Mead could follow in Freudenthal’s footsteps (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/16/10)
Few candidates in sight at Wyo Dem convention (KULR8, 5/16/10)
From the inside, claiming to be on the outside (hummingbirdminds, 5/15/10)
GOP candidates rap health care reform (CBS4Denver, 5/14/10)
Where are the Democrats? (Gillette News Record, 5/14/10)
Some Wyoming Dems switching registration for primary election (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/14/10)
Micheli ready to return to public life (Green River Star, 5/12/10)
Meyer downplays gender as an issue (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/10/10)
Editorial: Fed-bashing doesn’t help voters know candidates (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/9/10)
Senate confirms WY First Lady as federal judge (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/6/10)
Opinion: Wyoming’s eminent domain issues extend beyond wind power turbines (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/6/10)
Candidates having trouble raising money (Billings Gazette, 5/5/10)
Opinion: And they’re off! (Torrington Telegram, 5/5/10)
Democrat outlines his campaign (Billings Gazette, 5/4/10)
Video: Candidates appear before party faithful at convention (Wyoming Reporter, 5/4/10)
Wyoming: An OPEC of wind power? (, 5/3/10)
Guber candidates focus their fire on the feds (Casper Star-Tribune, 5/2/10)
GOP hopefuls make their pitch (Billings Gazette, 5/1/10)
Democratic newcomer announces a guber run (Billings Gazette, 5/1/10)
APRIL 2010
Audio: GOP candidates discuss issues at party convention (KROE, 4/30/10)
Editorial: UW’s actions in Ayers controversy hurt school, state (Wyoming Tribune Eagle,4/30/10)
State GOP meets for the convention in Sheridan (Laramie Boomerang, 4/30/10)
Emails show UW reacted to donor pressure in cancelling Ayers appearance (Wyoming Tribune Eagle,4/29/10)
Democrats finally get a guber candidate (Wyoming Star-Tribune, 4/29/10)
Mead: Ayers’ UW appearance shows need for “speaker filter” (Wyoming Star-Tribune, 4/29/10)
Governor starts conversations on wind power (Billings Gazette, 4/28/10)
Editorial: Lawmakers can’t justify a special session (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/23/10)
Democrats getting worried about finding a guber candidate (Jackson Hole Weekly, 4/22/10)
Some legislatures looking at special session on health care lawsuit (Billings Gazette, 4/21/10)
Mead: Wyoming’s future is now (Torrington Telegram, 4/21/10)
GOP candidates court housing activists, none mention renters (Billings Gazette, 4/21/10)
Opinion: It’s not too late for a Dem to declare…and win (Casper Star-Tribune, 4/18/10)
Candidates: Religion plays no role in campaign (Billings Gazette, 4/18/10)
Guber candidates tilt far to the right – Meyer wants national guard called up to save state (Billings Gazette, 4/17/10)
Tea Party looking for a candidate they like (Laramie Boomerang, 4/16/10)
Four GOP guber hopefuls extol conservative credentials (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/16/10)
Freudenthal: A Dem could still be next governor (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 4/8/10)
In WY, local governments aren’t looking for bailouts (Billings Gazette, 4/8/10)
Audio: Freudenthal comments on key issues – won’t call special session (Sheridan Media, 4/7/10)
“Doublespeak” at Univ of Wyoming over cancelled Ayers appearance (Wyoming Tribune Eagle,4/7/10)
Massie won’t run for guv – still no Dems in contest (LocalNews8, 4/6/10)
Freudenthal’s surprising popularity (Ballot Box, 4/5/10)
Strong GOP field makes 2010 contest interesting (Cody Enterprise, 4/5/10)
Poll shows GOP hopefuls all with leads (, 4/2/10)
MARCH 2010
Ayers’ appearance at UW ignites GOP anger (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/30/10)
Wyo Dems not worried yet about guber race (, 3/30/10)
GOP guber hopefuls court party faithful (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/30/10)
Dems list of prospects shrinking (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/28/10)
Freudenthal contemplates pulling out of Medicaid (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/25/10)
Still no Dems in guber race (Billings Gazette, 3/24/10)
Simpson: Keep DC out of Wyoming healthcare (Green River Star, 3/24/10)
Longtime lawmaker joins race (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/19/10)
Simpson announces guber campaign (Billings Gazette, 3/18/10)
The plight of the Rocky Mountain Democrat (Jackson Hole Weekly, 3/17/10)
Micheli campaigning against cap-and-trade, big bureaucracy (Torrington Telegram, 3/17/10)
To no surprise, Simpson jumps into campaign (Billings Gazette, 3/16/10)
Gov. Dave’s long goodbye poses problems for Wyoming Dems (, 3/16/10)
Mead: GOP not a shoo-in for governor’s race (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 3/8/10)
Gov. Dave calls it quits (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 3/5/10)
Freudenthal won’t seek third term (Star Valley Independent, 3/4/10)
Budget heads to governor (Casper Star Tribune, 3/4/10)
Micheli campaigns in Jackson (Jackson Hole News and Guide, 3/4/10)
Decision puts new spin on governor’s race (Billings Gazette, 3/4/10)
Editorial: Wyoming needs both gas and oil industries (Casper Star-Tribune, 9/27/09)
Falling revenue affects county budgets (Casper Journal, 9/22/09)
Freudenthal tells oil and gas industry to get along as energy prices fall (Gillette News Record,9/19/09)
Wyoming boom turns to bust (Wyoming Tribune, 9/7/09)
Ad blitz warns of higher fuel prices in wake of cap and trade carbon legislation (Billings Gazette,9/7/09)
Oil patch workers want ability to sue over injuries (Boston Globe, 8/28/09)
Judge rules Gov was wrong in keeping budget documents secret (Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 8/9/09)