Queensland, Australia – Gov. Dave Freudenthal is talking about coal-bed methane with officials in Queensland, Australia, as part of his weeklong trip to that continent. The trip is sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources. The governor's office says Freudenthal talked with Australian officials about regulations and managing water produced by coal-bed methane wells. Freudenthal met with Premier of Queensland Anna Bligh and spoke to about 250 people in Queensland's energy industry.
Cody, Wy – Wyoming Speaker of the House Colin Simpson says he will run for governor. Simpson says he will launch his campaign on Thursday with events in Cheyenne, Casper and Cody. Simpson will be the 4th Republican to enter the race. He joins state Auditor Rita Meyer,former state Ag Director and legislator Ron Micheli and former U-S attorney for Wyoming Matt Mead.
Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming has been awarded a federal grant to help improve treatment of children with serious behavioral health disorders. The children involved are enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. The CHIP program is known in Wyoming as Kid Care CHIP. The state's Medicaid program is known as EqualityCare. Wyoming partnered with Maryland, Georgia and the Centers for Health Care Strategies to submit a grant application, which was awarded nearly $11 million. Wyoming's share will be $450,000 per