Wyoming – Energy companies and Wall Street analysts say shale oil could boost U.S. onshore oil production for the first time in decades. This year, attention turned to southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado, which could be sitting on a major shale oil deposit. First there was a land rush - and now exploration is underway. But as Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports, a land rush doesn't always translate to an oil boom.
Democrat Mike Massie discusses his campaign for State Superintendent.
Wyoming – The Democratic Candidate for State Superintendent is Mike Massie. He currently serves as the director of a developmental pre-school organization and is wrapping up 16 years as a State Legislator. Massie was a co-sponsor of the Hathaway scholarship legislation among other education bills. He's also worked as a teacher at the University of Wyoming. Massie spoke with Bob Beck earlier this month.
Laramie, Wyo. – In a press conference on her plan for job creation, Wyoming's lone U.S. Representative, Cynthia Lummis, said Bush tax cuts impact job creators, like small business owners. The Obama Administration advocates letting those tax cuts expire for the top 2.5 percent of taxpayers. That means families earning more than $250,000 a year would end up paying more. Some members of Congress have objected to grouping those earners with people who make millions.
Wyoming – The big question nationally is whether Republicans will take over Congress. In Wyoming, Republicans may add advantages in the legislature and among top elected officials. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay talks about what the political landscape might look like after the election and how that could affect policy.