schiffer http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Legislative panel proposes gas tax hike http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislative-panel-proposes-gas-tax-hike <p>This week the Legislature’s Joint Revenue committee agreed to submit a bill to the legislature that would increase the gas and diesel tax by ten cents a gallon, raising the tax to 24 cents.&nbsp; The money would go to the Wyoming Department of Transportation and local governments to pay for road construction.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Due to decreases in federal funding, the legislature has been forced to find other money to pay for roads. But with the downturn in energy prices, less money will be available in the future.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 23:25:53 +0000 Bob Beck 29089 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislative panel proposes gas tax hike State senator wants Wyoming data to be stored locally http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/state-senator-wants-wyoming-data-be-stored-locally <p>A State Senator wants Wyoming to look into why important state data is being stored in Data Centers outside the Cowboy State.&nbsp;&nbsp; Republican John Schiffer says that while the state is heavily invested in recruiting and creating data centers, he wonders why important Wyoming data is not stored locally.&nbsp;</p><p>He says two highly-regarded data centers are already located in the state.</p> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:44:55 +0000 Bob Beck 23253 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net State senator wants Wyoming data to be stored locally Senate kills industrial development money bill http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/senate-kills-industrial-development-money-bill <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="font-size:16px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The State Senate has killed a bill that was intended to</span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;"> more quickly </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">get money to counties and communities facing </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="f Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:56:22 +0000 Bob Beck 20723 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Senate kills industrial development money bill