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Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso addressed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to promote America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is “a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recreation package to improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy.” The bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the following: Outdoor Recreation Act Simplifying Outdoor Access…

The 66th Wyoming Legislature convenes in a Joint Session of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives on Monday to begin the 2022 Budget Session. Feb. 14 is the first day of the 2022 Budget Session. Legislators will soon be in the intense process of debating and voting on a series of legislation while they…

As the 2022 Wyoming legislative session approaches, a new bill seeks to define and regulate the not-too-distant future of self-driving vehicles. One of the numerous bills up for debate in the upcoming Wyoming legislative session is Senate File 16. The bill is sponsored by the Joint Transportation, Highways, and Military Affairs Interim Committee. Senate File…

Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney is sponsoring a new bill – named in honor of Cody smokejumper Tim Hart – to increase the pay and benefits of all federal firefighters. U.S. Representative Liz Cheney is co-sponsoring new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. She joins a bipartisan effort with Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Congresswoman…

Cody joins five other Wyoming cities by hosting events to decide the future of medical and recreational marijuana through votes rather than bills. Oil City News reports that the Libertarian Party of Wyoming has joined forces with Compassionate Options Wyoming. Their goal? To decriminalize marijuana in the State of Wyoming. Specifically, the groups are holding…

The S.H.R.E.D. Act would strengthen Wyoming ski hills and communities by ensuring fees paid to the U.S. Forest Service are invested back into winter recreation. U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), introduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (S.H.R.E.D.) Act. If passed, ski…

The effort to designate part of Wyoming Highway 120 in honor of the late state senator failed in the Wyoming Senate by a five-vote margin. House Bill 135 failed to pass in the Wyoming Senate. This ends the attempt to memorialize late Park County Senator Hank Coe on Wyoming Highway 120, according to Wyoming Public…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon signed 20 bills into law on Tuesday, February 9 and has now acted on all legislation passed by the Wyoming Legislature during the eight-day virtual session. One those bills signed was HJ0001, a bill aimed at increasing treatment options for veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress…


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