Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted against introducing a bill that would have banned discrimination against citizens on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The House voted 37-21 Wednesday to accept the bill, but the vote failed to meet the two-thirds necessary for introduction. Democratic Rep. Cathy Connolly, of Laramie, was the main sponsor of the bill. She says she intends to bring it back next year.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Senate is considering strengthening the state's seatbelt law. The bill would increase the fine for not wearing a seatbelt from $25 to $75. However, a driver still could not be pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.
Cheyenne, WY – The state Senate is once again debating a health care pilot project that is intended to help low-income people stay healthy. It creates a benefit package for patients that includes access to insurance. Patients would be required to pay into the program and would get state incentives for good health.