Local / State Government Watch

Why do we support public education?   It equalizes the playing field by giving every child a chance.   It is the foundation of equal opportunity.   It removes religious bigotry and segregation from the education system.  You don’t have to pray a certain way, or at all, to attend public school.   It removes financial bigotry and segregation from the education system. Sadly, Wyoming representative Rachel Rodriguez-Williams and Senators…

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Having pride in your community means feeling a sense of ownership, responsibility, and connection to the place where you live. It involves actively contributing to the well-being of the community, supporting our public institutions, and working to make this a better place for everyone. It has become painfully obvious that Park County Representative Rachel Rodriguez-Williams and Park County Senator Tim French do not share these…

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In the first days of this legislative session, the Freedom Caucus has “killed” several committee-sponsored bills that would have improved the lives of Wyoming citizens. Committee bills are drafted during offseason meetings, where they get extra attention and deliberation by lawmakers, state agencies, and the public. That process requires a thoughtful approach, time, and money, and in return those bills are traditionally prioritized during the…

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“I want well thought out, incremental change, and I want it now!”  A slogan such as this will never be seen at a Wyoming Freedom Caucus rally, nor at a protest to raise the minimum wage.  Such words do not inspire mass movements.  Millions of people will not take to the streets under a banner of incremental change.  However, we in Wyoming could do well…

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Wednesday, February 8th marks the last day for bills to be passed in their house of origin.  Afterwards, only bills that have passed the Senate or House of Representatives can be heard in the opposite chamber.  The Legislature will be on recess for the week of February 20th.  The recess presents a great time to communicate with your Legislators on bills you wish to become law!…

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