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Wyoming House defeats voter photo ID bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives has defeated a proposed measure to require voters to present photo identification before being allowed to cast a ballot. House Bill 192 failed on a 30-29 vote Wednesday. Under the bill proposed by Casper Republican Chuck Gray, voters would be required to show a “current, valid photo identification before voting.” Proponents argued that the measure would help ensure the integrity of elections in the state by preventing voter fraud, while opponents said there isn’t a problem with voter fraud in Wyoming.... Continue Reading
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Senate: Don’t Designate Revenue to Wyoming K-12 Shortfall

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate is favoring spending cuts over putting revenue toward fixing an education funding shortfall. Senators voted 27-3 Tuesday not to reallocate mineral taxes to education. The House had advocated redirecting $84 million in mineral taxes toward the looming $380 million education shortfall caused by declining revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction.... Continue Reading