Wyoming, state, United States: Government and Higher Education
Government and Higher Education
Wyoming still operates under its first constitution, adopted in 1890. The executive branch is headed by a governor elected for a four-year term. Wyoming's legislature has a senate with 30 members and a house of representatives with 60 members. The state sends two senators and one representative to the U.S. Congress and has three electoral votes. The state has been strongly Republican in recent decades. The Univ. of Wyoming is at Laramie, and there are a number of community colleges.
Sections in this article:
- The Energy Industry and Agriculture since the 1920s
- Statehood and Progressive Legislation
- Territorial Status and Economic Development
- Native American Hostilities and Increased Settlement
- The Fur Trade and Westward Migration
- European Claims
- Government and Higher Education
- Facts and Figures
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