- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature convened Tuesday for the general session that’s set to last until early March.

Sen. Phil Nicholas, a Laramie Republican, was sworn in as president of the Senate. Fellow Laramie Republican Rep. Kermit Brown was sworn in as speaker of the House.

Nicholas said in opening remarks Wyoming needs to watch spending and revenues carefully as international oil prices continue to drop. But he emphasized Wyoming must continue to invest in education so young people can land good jobs.

In the House, Majority Floor Leader Rosie Berger, a Republican from Big Horn, said she will insist on civility. She said the session will likely see the introduction of hundreds of bills.

Gov. Matt Mead is set to present his state of the state address to lawmakers on Wednesday.

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