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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Future of Pioneer Home, WRC in question

Bill to privatize Pioneer Home and Retirement Center moves ahead in the Senate


February 20, 2018

CHEYENNE – State File 112, sponsored by the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Committee and moving forward through the Legislature, would effectively put two elderly care facilities, the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis, and the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, currently managed by the State Department of Health, on the auction block, for privatization, with proceeds going to state general fund.

In December, Governor Matt Mead was quoted by Wyoming Public Media, indicating that he would be against such a move without further study, however, the bill was successfully introduced and referr...

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