Governor Matt Mead has chosen Mark Gordon of Buffalo, Wyoming to fill the State Treasurer vacancy. Gordon was one of three candidates the Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee sent to Governor Mead to replace Joe Meyer who passed away on October 6th.
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C. office this fall. The deadline for applications is July 6.
The internship offers experience in the direct operations of our nation’s government. Interns have the ability to network, develop job skills and gain knowledge to further their education and future career choices, according to Enzi.
Wyoming’s ongoing debate about openness of government records and meetings mirrors a larger national discussion on the topic, an analysis of policies nationwide shows.
While every state gives citizens the right to access government information, lawmakers in many states are building in exemptions.
An analysis of public records policies within the State Integrity Investigation done by the Center for Public Integrity “reveals that, in state after state, the laws are riddled with exemptions and loopholes that often impede the public’s right to know rather than improve upon it.”
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Days after the US Fish and Wildlife Service agreed that Governor Mead’s Executive Order will protect sage-grouse habitat the USDA announced it is sending $10.4 million to Wyoming for conserving critical sage-grouse habitat on private land. This is on top of $17 million the state received from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program earlier this year.
Mead’s executive order, which was signed June 2 of this year replaces a similar order signed by former Governor Freudenthal. The new plan changes very little of Freudenthal’s original Grouse management plan, but does clarify further the responsibilities that individual state agencies have in it’s implementation. The new plan also provides an expiration date of 2015 to the management plan, and also requires scientific studies to be conducted on the plan’s effectiveness.