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The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 30 Senators in the Senate, respresenting an equal amount of constituencies across the state, each with a population of at least 17,000. The Senate meets at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Wyoming State Capitol, seen from front, showing statue of Esther Hobart Morris The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming, a United States of America. ...


Members of the Senate serve four year terms without term limits. Term limits were declared unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court in 2004, overturning a decade-old law that had restricted Senators to three terms (twelve years). A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... The Wyoming Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Wyoming Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions, boards, or justices to the Wyoming Supreme Court. An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... List of Wyoming Governors Francis E. Warren Republican 1890 Amos W. Barber Republican 1890-1893 John E. Osborne Democratic 1893-1895 William A. Richards Republican 1895-1899 DeForest Richards Republican 1899-1903 Fenimore Chatterton Republican 1903-1905 Bryant B. Brooks Republican 1905-1911 Joseph M. Carey Democratic 1911-1915 John... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The Wyoming Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...

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Leadership

Wyoming, along with Arizona, Maine, and Oregon, is one of the four U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, a position which for most upper houses of state legislatures and indeed for the U.S. Congress (with the Vice President) is the head of the legislative body. Instead, a separate position of Senate President is in place, removed from the Wyoming executive branch. Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Salem Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ... Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ...


The current Senate President is Republican Grant C. Larson of District 17 (Jackson). The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Jackson is a town located in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming. ...


Make-up of the Senate

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 23
  Democratic Party 7
 Total
30
 Government Majority
16

The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

See also

Wyoming State Capitol, seen from front, showing statue of Esther Hobart Morris The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ...

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Wyoming Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (252 words)
The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature.
There are 30 Senators in the Senate, respresenting an equal amount of constituencies across the state, each with a population of at least 17,000.
Wyoming, along with Arizona, Maine, and Oregon, is one of the four U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, a position which for most upper houses of state legislatures and indeed for the U.S. Congress (with the Vice President) is the head of the legislative body.
State Report WY 2: Wyoming Report # 2 [ Free State Project - Liberty in Our Lifetime ] (9903 words)
Wyoming was the last state in the country to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 years of age and did not pass zero tolerance laws until 1998.
Wyoming took the federal government to court and won because it argued that the state was in charge based on the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Wyoming's per-capita income is growing much faster than the nation as a whole, and has progressed from 36th in the nation (1996) to 28th in the nation (2000) and is currently 20th in the nation (2001).
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