Casper, Wy – Republican legislators have chosen their leadership in the state Senate and House.
During caucuses on Saturday in Casper, Sen. Jim Anderson of
Glenrock was elected the new Senate president. Sen. Tony Ross of Cheyenne is the majority floor leader, and Sen. Phil Nicholas of Laramie is Senate vice president.
In the House, Rep. Ed Buchanan of Torrington is the new House
Speaker. Rep. Tom Lubnau of Gillette is the majority floor leader, and Rep. Matt Teeters of Lingle is the majority whip.
The Republicans will enjoy the largest majority in the Capitol
since 1921. In the House, Republicans dominate Democrats by 50-10;
and in the Senate by 26-4.