CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming employers will see their state unemployment insurance tax rates go down next year. State officials say the formula used each year to determine employer contribution rates found that employers will be subject to lower rates. This month, about 22,000 Wyoming employers will receive notices outlining their respective 2014 unemployment insurance tax rates from the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The governor's office wants to vastly speed up the rate at which Wyoming plugs and reclaims abandoned oil and gas wells. A draft plan unveiled yesterday would target between 1,220 and 4,400 such "orphan" wells over next four to seven years. Even the smallest number envisioned would be far more ambitious than the 183 wells the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission plugged between 2004 and 2013.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The head of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees says he's pleased with Gov. Matt Mead's budget recommendations. Trustees President Dave Bostrom welcomed the governor recognizing the need to give faculty and staff pay raises. Pay raises were identified by the board as the top priority for UW.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The coach of North Dakota State's upcoming opponent in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs says he's not surprised that Bison coach Craig Bohl took the Wyoming job. Bohl plans to take over the Cowboys after the Bison finish their playoff run. Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia (MOH'-glee-uh) brings his Chanticleers (SHAWN'-tuh-kleers) to Fargo for Saturday's FCS quarterfinal matchup.
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