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The Wyoming legislature passed and Governor Gordon signed HB166 which establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) beginning next fall. This new law authorizes the use of  your taxes to pay families to send their children to private schools, and be taught by “educational providers”, who are not required to be trained and licensed teachers. It’s a good chunk of money per child, which is an incentive…

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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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Looking back at 2023

During 2023, Wyoming Rising worked internally on becoming better organized and forging valuable statewide connections. We sponsored several local events and shared information about actions and volunteer opportunities that can make a difference in our world. We continue to publish a monthly newsletter, write op-eds in the local newspapers, track the Wyoming legislature, and encourage our community to campaign for their favorite candidates. Here’s a…

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Check out this event happening at Northwest College on February 1st. “For most of his adult life, Andrew Laszlo Jr.’s father, Andrew Sr., kept his experience as a holocaust survivor a secret. At 20 years old, having nothing left, he escaped Russian-occupied Hungary and made his way to post-war Germany. From there, he emigrated to the United States. Andrew Sr. went on to have a…

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