Bill to restore nonviolent felons’ voting rights barely survives committee

February 26, 2017 People with non-violent felonies on their records came a step closer to automatically having their voting rights restored in Wyoming on Friday, …

Campus carry is dead (while bills to allow guns in government meetings and public schools advance)

February 24, 2017 It’s happened before, but it’s still a surprise when one of the most controversial bills of a legislative session is voted on …

Two anti-abortion bills pass first vote in the Senate; two votes to go

February 23, 2017 You might say the Wyoming Senate took two steps backward Thursday for women’s rights to make their own reproductive decisions. But that’s …

Senate Judiciary Committee guts marijuana reform bill (but rules for edible THC might finally make the books)

February 22, 2017 People hoping to see state lawmakers meaningfully reduce penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in plant form were hosed Wednesday by …

WEA official: Doing nothing on education funding is better than Legislature’s plan

February 21, 2017 Warning of a “disastrous effect” on K-12 funding, a Wyoming Education Association official Tuesday said the Legislature would be better off doing …

As committee hands marijuana bill over to police lobbyists, NORML threatens to withdraw support

February 16, 2017 The director of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) said late Thursday that any …

Senate Judiciary Committee green-lights gun bills for debate on the floor

February 15, 2017 The Wyoming Senate hasn’t passed a gun-related bill in the past five years—with no shortage of opportunities. This has provided a sense …

What lawmakers talk about when they talk about cutting public services

February 14, 2017 Wyoming House members who decided the budget fate of two social services programs last Friday described the process as “painful” and “gut-wrenching.” …

Judiciary Committee to puff on weed bill a while longer before passing it to the full Senate

February 13, 2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday discussed what legislators call an “old friend”: a bill that returns year after year in a different …

Refusing to raise new revenue, lawmakers take a slash-and-burn approach to education funding

February 12, 2017 Education in Wyoming is about to see the bottom drop out of its funding, as the reverberations from recent years’ economic busts …