Wyoming – If you wanted to put a label on the 2010 budget session, the theme would be states' rights. Bills and Amendments followed that theme, especially in Wyoming's House of Representatives. Resolutions against federal rules and regulations, bills enhancing state gun rights, and anti-federal rhetoric were pervasive. Lawmakers say it is a reflection of a growing attitude across the state. Bob Beck reports
Wyoming – This session lawmakers have considered a number of revenue raising measures. But of concern to one organization is the number of tax exemptions that are being considered for economic and other reasons. Sarah Gorin of the Equality state policy center tells Bob Beck they want a study to see if those exceptions really do any good...
Wyoming – The state legislature is involved in a number of discussions about alternative energy and cleaning up the coal industry with carbon sequestration. Uli Weihr asked people in Laramie what they do to save energy, and to protect the environment.
Wyoming – Last week we aired a report on suicide among the elderly. This week we'll take a more personal look at that subject. Anne and Leon Schatz are siblings from Sheridan. Their grandmother is 96 years old and suffers from dementia, and she considered suicide as her dementia progressed. I spoke with Anne in person, and Leon over the phone, and Addie Goss started by asking them about their memories of their grandmother.
Wyoming – Two State Senators who have a lot of experience watching the D-E-Q both as politicians and members of the oil and gas industry are Riverton Senator Eli Bebout and Casper Senator Kit Jennings. Senator Bebout admits to Bob Beck that he has always had mixed emotions about the DEQ.