Local / State Government Watch

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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Looking for reliable information on the candidates and issues appearing on your ballot this year? Here are six nonpartisan election resources that can help: Wyoming Secretary of State is responsible for administering all elections in Wyoming. Their website contains a wealth of information about the voting process. sos.wyo.gov/Elections AARP voter guides provide information on the voting process, from registration to Election Day poll hours. They…

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