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Wyoming Governor Gordon Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Order in Coal Port Case
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Wyoming Governor Gordon Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Order in Coal Port Case

CHEYENNE, WY (STL.News) On October 5 the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order related to the Wyoming coal port original action case filed in January.  The Court invited the acting Solicitor General to file a brief expressing the views of the United States.  Governor Gordon has issued the following statement in response to the order: It is encouraging that the Supreme Court is a step closer to taking up our Commerce Clause question against Washington State for inappropriately using the Clean Water Act to block our access to overseas markets.  This issue is extremely important to Wyoming and Montana, and it appears members of the Supreme Court recognize the significant Constitutional issue of one State’s actions preventing another State from shipping a product, in this case coal, to willing m...
Wyoming Governor Gordon Releases Draft of Executive Order Outlining Migration Corridor Policies and Strategy
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Wyoming Governor Gordon Releases Draft of Executive Order Outlining Migration Corridor Policies and Strategy

CHEYENNE, WY (STL.News) Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has released a draft version of an Executive Order (EO) that outlines policies related to big game migration corridors in an effort to balance the needs and concerns of Wyoming citizens, industry and wildlife. The draft EO creates a state-led approach to support conservation with multiple-use opportunities.  The draft EO contains many of the recommendations released by the Migration Corridor Advisory Group in September, including changes to the process for officially designating a corridor, the establishment of area working groups for corridors considered for designation, and a requirement to actively engage landowners prior to corridor designation. “My goal with this Executive Order is to identify solutions that would both protect our...
President Donald J. Trump Appoints US Marshal, Randall Huff
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President Donald J. Trump Appoints US Marshal, Randall Huff

Cheyenne, WY (STL.News) On Friday, November 8, 2019, United States Marshals Service Director Donald Washington administered the oath of office to six newly appointed United States Marshals at the U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.  Randall Huff from Cheyenne, Wyoming was one of the six Marshals who was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate.  Marshal Huff took office in Cheyenne earlier this year. After Director Washington administered the oath of office and presented their badges and credentials, the six newly appointed Marshals signed their oath on an antique desk once used by Wyatt Earp.  Being appointed a United States Marshal is a proud tradition started in 1789 by President George Washington, who appointed one Marshal...
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Launches Budget Transparency Website
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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Launches Budget Transparency Website

CHEYENNE, WY (STL.News) Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has announced the launch of Wyoming Sense, a budget transparency website that offers the public an easy way to access information about his recommended state budget. Site visitors can dive into the allocation of dollars to all state agencies and gain an understanding of the different funding streams that each utilizes.  The Governor sees the website as a valuable tool for taxpayers, allowing them to better understand how public funds are used. “Wyoming Sense will provide Wyoming citizens insight and clarity to our budgeting process, which can sometimes be confusing,” Governor Gordon said.  “This initiative continues my efforts to increase transparency of our state government.  It makes sense for Wyoming’s citizens to know and understan...
Wyoming Governor Gordon, Department of Health urge residents to avoid vaping THC products
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Wyoming Governor Gordon, Department of Health urge residents to avoid vaping THC products

CHEYENNE, WY (STL.News) Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are urging state residents to avoid vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, and to be mindful of vaping-related issues in general. Two cases of vaping-associated lung illness connected to an ongoing national outbreak have been reported to WDH to date.  The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 1,604 lung injury cases and 34 related deaths nationally (as of October 22).  Many patients have been hospitalized, and some have required mechanical ventilation. “It’s frightening to see otherwise healthy young people becoming seriously ill or even dying with this outbreak,” Governor Gordon said.  “Like many other parents and ...