Laramie, Wy – Several veteran Wyoming lawmakers have defeated challengers in the primary election. Outgoing House Speaker Roy Cohee, a Republican from Casper, was among the winners in Tuesday's primary. Outgoing Senate President John Schiffer, a Republican from Kaycee, also won his race. Cohee defeated challenger Beth Nachbar of Evansville to advance to the November general election. He faces no opposition from the Democratic Party. Schiffer beat challenger Al Snell of Buffalo. Schiffer faces no Democratic Party opposition in the general election.
Laramie, Wy – Some county Libraries are booming while others, like Albany County, are struggling to stay open. That is because counties are responsible for funding their own public libraries. Deputy Librarian at the Wyoming State Library Jerry Krois says this funding comes from a 'MILL,' or property tax, which varies from county to county depending on the value of property. Because the more industrial, commercial, high end real-estate, the higher the assessed valuation of the land, the more revenue you're going to see.