Entries by BetterWyoming

House panel chooses to keep Wyoming’s working poor in poverty

The Wyoming State Legislature’s House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee could have voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour Friday,

In the face of intense public outcry, anti-LGBT bill’s sponsors pull it from consideration, citing the need for “more discussion”

January 26, 2017

What could have become the worst “religious freedom” law in the nation was suddenly withdrawn by its sponsors Thursday afternoon, to the

There was no one to stop the madmen: Bills banning gun-free zones at schools and government meetings advance

January 25, 2017

Sen. Anthony Bouchard (R-Cheyenne) warned the Wyoming House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that it was about to hear from a lot of gun-hating

Wyoming legislators propose the worst anti-LGBT law in the nation

With a proposed bill like a hunting license, an extreme right-wing faction of lawmakers has declared open season on Wyoming’s LGBT couples and individuals.


Proponents of a $27 million annual tax break for the coal industry run into an obstacle: reality

January 23, 2017

Advocates of forcing Wyoming to suckle even more forcefully at coal’s teat were given a thorough shaming Friday when a proposal to

Enter stage left: House representatives turn to dramatics to call for a Balanced Budget Amendment

January 20, 2017

The Wyoming State Legislature seems completely unable to deal with the state’s budget problems, but boy are some of its members excited

Energy bills keep Wyoming blundering down the path of economic schizophrenia and ecological destruction

January 19, 2017

It’s a coal industry executive’s wet dream: At the same time some state lawmakers want to tax the wind energy industry out

Wyoming lawmakers look to pass a new tax by claiming it’s not a new tax

January 16, 2017

Wyoming lawmakers run away from new taxes like stampeding buffalo, out of fear of voter retribution.

But supporters of a bill that

Old losers die hard: Lawmakers regurgitate failed bills to avoid doing real work

January 13, 2017

Four bills that have failed in past sessions—two on guns, two on abortion—have once again been filed in the Wyoming House by

“Every non-mineral job is a further drain on our limited revenues”: David Miller’s mind-boggling economic vision

January 12, 2017

If you’ve ever thought Wyoming is stuck in a boom-bust economic cycle despite the best efforts of our Legislature, here’s a reality