For years, the University of Wyoming and the city of Laramie fought over water rights. The Legislature stepped in, raising questions about lawmakers’ commitment to local control.
Gordon’s administration is preparing a July 1 bid to Occidental Petroleum for 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres, using a process that won’t require legislative approval.
The $162 million capital construction bill died for lack of compromise between House and Senate negotiators over a UW swimming pool.
Following contentious negotiations, the Legislature sent a budget to Gov. Mark Gordon that was pretty close to where it began.
A rules debate cost the Speaker of the House a win on Friday and could also cost the governor tens of millions of dollars to fight for coal exports.