Lawmakers Vote to Boot Officials from Capitol

By Associated Press – 2 Oct ’14

Only the governor will have an office in the renovated state Capitol if a group of lawmakers have their way.

The state is in the planning stages of a $259 million renovation and expansion of the state Capitol complex in Cheyenne.

Currently, the governor, secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer all are housed in the Capitol.

The Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group voted 7-1 Tuesday to move all statewide elected officials except for the governor out so there would be more space for legislative matters. All the legislators on the panel voted in favor of the move.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Gov. Matt Mead was the lone dissenting vote. He argued in favor of keeping the other three statewide offices in the Capitol.