CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate has reversed itself and voted to confirm Gov. Matt Mead's appointments to the state Public Service Commission.
The Senate on Wednesday voted to reconsider its earlier rejection of Kara Brighton and William Russell to serve on the commission, which considers utility rates and other matters.
The Senate on Tuesday had voted to reject Brighton and Russell after Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, complained that they were both lawyers, as the last several commissioners also had been. Case, an economist, said he wanted to see other professions represented.
Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas, a Laramie Republican, on Wednesday asked the Senate to reconsider the matter.