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Governor Matt Mead issued a statement Friday after the State Senate rejected an amendment to the budget bill that would have expanded Medicaid.

by Dustin Bleizeffer | WyoFile.com

The House and Senate budget bills introduced this week exclude Medicaid expansion, one of Gov. Matt Mead’s signature budget items, and rely instead on a patchwork of health care measures.

Today marks the end of the second week of this 20-day budget session for the Wyoming Legislature.

Like city officials, leaders of the Sheridan Police Department are keeping an eye on legislation that could impact how they do business.

Sheridan Police Lt. Tom Ringley said if anyone has a legitimate complaint about the department, they want to hear about it.

He said hearing from members of the community is important.

UPDATE: Foundation Director Gast says the initial estimates are that the Ullr Ball raised $16,250.

Members of the Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Center Joint Powers Board have approached both the county commission and the Buffalo City Council to report they will have a shortfall in funding this year and ask for both governmental bodies to allocate additional funding for them.

State Representative Mike Madden will be giving us updates from the Legislative Session in Cheyenne, and today he discusses the budget itself, which has had its first two readings this week with the third reading scheduled for Friday.

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