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Two criminal justice reform bills sail through the House, as they have in years past. Will they die in the Senate, as they have in years past?

Feb. 16, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff

It could be déjà vu in the Legislature for two positive criminal justice reform proposals that easily passed the House last year but never even had a chance to be heard in the Senate, thanks to some backhanded procedural moves by “tough on crime” lawmakers.

This week, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously […]

Senate introduces bill to give birth certificates to miscarried fetuses

Feb. 15, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff

The Wyoming State Legislature just can’t resist the urge to barge into doctors’ offices and tell physicians and their female patients what to do during the most private and vulnerable scenarios imaginable.

A proposed bill that would force medical professionals to offer a “nonviable birth certificate” […]

Lawmakers propose resolution to combat Porno Madness

Feb. 14, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff

Seven men who serve in the Wyoming House of Representatives want the state to declare pornography a “public health crisis.”

But their proposed bill doesn’t really do anything besides make a declaration. There’s no call for action, no prescriptive measures. It just makes vague claims over […]

If there’s fat to cut from Wyoming public schools, why didn’t “Recalibration” find it?

Feb. 12, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff

Imagine being told you’ll get a great present at the end of the year that will make your life much better. You wait, getting more excited and curious about what’s coming each month.

The big day arrives. You’re handed a beautifully wrapped box and you rip […]

The Cuts So Far (Part 7): Public schools – No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers

Feb. 9, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff
Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to declining mineral revenues. In this multi-part series, “The Cuts So Far,” Better Wyoming will give readers a sense of some […]

The Cuts So Far (Part 6): Game and Fish – Hunting for funding

Feb. 7, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff
Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to declining mineral revenues. In this multi-part series, “The Cuts So Far,” Better Wyoming will give readers a sense of some […]

The Cuts So Far (Part 5): Corrections – The high cost of quitting prison drug rehab ‘cold turkey’

Feb. 5, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff
Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to declining mineral revenues. In this multi-part series, “The Cuts So Far,” Better Wyoming will give readers a sense of some […]

The Cuts So Far (Part 4): WyDOT – It’s going to be a bumpy ride

Feb. 1, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff
Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to declining mineral revenues. In this multi-part series, “The Cuts So Far,” Better Wyoming will give readers a sense of some […]

The Cuts So Far [Part 3]: University of Wyoming – College dazed

Jan. 29, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff
Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to declining mineral revenues. In this multi-part series, Better Wyoming will give readers a sense of some of these cuts’ magnitude […]

The Cuts So Far (Part 2): Healthcare – Living (and dying) within our means

Jan. 25, 2018

By Better Wyoming staff
Over the past two years, the Wyoming State Legislature has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and public services in response to declining mineral revenues. In a multi-part series, “The Cuts So Far,” Better Wyoming will give readers a sense of some […]