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Cheyenne Roundup

Join Wyoming Public Media and WyoFile reporters for the Cheyenne Roundup, a weekly look at what’s happening in the Wyoming State House.

It’s the Wyoming Legislature’s 2024 budget session, which is only one month long. Time is tight and lawmakers have lots to do with some tricky political dynamics to navigate.

Every Monday of the session — starting February 12th — we’ll preview the legislative week ahead, what bills have died and what’s still kickin’. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and WyoFile.

  • Already halfway through the session, we catch up on both versions of the budget bill and what lawmakers have to do now to come to a consensus. Plus, a quick review of a couple bills still making their way through including ones related to hearing aids, property taxes and public lands. WyoFile’s Maggie Mullen and Mike Koshmrl join Wyoming Public Media’s Chris Clements and David Dudley to talk through the 2024 budget session midway point.
  • From a leadership shakeup in the Senate and an unprecedented number of dead committee bills in the House, WyoFile’s Maggie Mullen and Mike Koshmrl join Wyoming Public Media’s Chris Clements and David Dudley to talk through the 2024 budget session’s rocky start.
  • It’s week one of the Wyoming Legislature’s 2024 budget session, which is only one month long. Time is tight and lawmakers have lots to do with some tricky political dynamics to navigate. WyoFile’s Maggie Mullen and Wyoming Public Radio's Chris Clements and David Dudley talk through what they’ll be watching as the session gets underway.
  • It's the final episode of the Cheyenne Roundup for the 67th legislative session. We talk about the different subjects -- be it a bill or a political dynamic -- that each reporter watched closely, aka their 'session obsession'. We also answer questions from listeners about cross-over voting and staffing issues within the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol.
  • It's finally here. The last week of Wyoming's 67th legislature has arrived. So far about 80 bills have made it to the governor’s desk, and of those he’s only vetoed two and let one go into law without his signature. We discuss the budget, the failure of a tribal hunting bill, and some anti-LGBTQ bills.
  • We’re heading into week seven of the session and lawmakers are in recess for President’s Day. They’ll be back to work on Feb. 21 with more deadlines on the horizon. This Friday is the last day for bills to be reported out of Committee in the second chamber. We hear about some of the first laws to be signed by Gov. Gordon, an update on the Freedom Food Act and EMS special district bills and finally what's going on with the bill that would change up shed antler hunting season dates.
  • Last week was a deadly week. That is for bills....they peaked at 497 before a slew of deadlines started to winnow down the pile and now almost half of those bills are dead. We explain how this happened and go into a little detail on some of those bills that are dead. Plus, a quick explainer of an abortion bill and things we are watching this week.
  • We are officially halfway through the 67th Wyoming Legislature's General Session. We recap last week's budget discussion, and energy and abortion-related bills that are moving through the session. Plus, how the power went out at the Capital Friday afternoon. And we look ahead to the second half of a pretty busy session.
  • Lawmakers are headed into week four and there’ve been close to 500 pieces of legislation introduced. That number shouldn’t climb too much more. Last Thursday was the deadline for legislation to be introduced in the Senate and Tuesday is the deadline in the House. We’ll watch to see how many bills squeak in before the cut off, but so far the amount of legislation is pretty typical of what we’ve seen in recent general sessions.
  • It’s the third week of the 67 Wyoming legislature. Six more to go in this eight week general session and there are close to 400 bills in play. Wyoming Public Media and WyoFile reporters discuss some LGBTQ+, abortion, and tribal related bills going through the session.