tony ross http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming hosts meeting of legislators from energy-producing states http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-hosts-meeting-legislators-energy-producing-states <p></p><p>Energy industry representatives mingled with lawmakers from Wyoming and other states at last week&rsquo;s meeting of the Energy Council.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council is a Texas-based non-profit, and its membership is made up of lawmakers from twelve states, three Canadian provinces and Venezuela. It holds quarterly meeting to discuss energy issues. Although industry underwrites portions of the events, states also pay about $40,000 a year in dues to be part of the council, in addition to travel and lodging expenses for legislators.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:40:02 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47706 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming hosts meeting of legislators from energy-producing states Open meetings and records laws passed http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/open-meetings-and-records-laws-passed <p>The Wyoming legislature has approved both Open Meetings and Records laws.</p><p>Senator Tony Ross said it was important for transparency to be shed on government. &nbsp;And Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center says the records law was important because it deals with electronic records.</p><p>&ldquo;It makes clear that just because it&rsquo;s electronic, if it&rsquo;s people discussing public business, people will have access to it now, guaranteed,&rdquo; Neal said.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:58:27 +0000 Bob Beck 20928 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Open meetings and records laws passed