Entries by BetterWyoming

Right-to-life advocates pack a House hearing on proposed abortion laws, as a committee passes three on to the floor

February 1, 2017

Pro-choice advocates say a package of abortion-related bills is a blatant attempt to make it more difficult for women in Wyoming to

House members evoke a sense of danger to argue against UW making its own decisions about guns on campus

January 30, 2017

An effort to allow the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees to make its own decision about people carrying concealed guns on

Anti-LGBT bill HB-135 was not an innocent “religious freedom” act

January 30, 2107

Even as its sponsors pulled it from the Wyoming State Legislature last week following intense public outcry, House Bill 135’s supporters continued

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What could have become the worst “religious freedom” law in the nation was suddenly withdrawn by its sponsors Thursday afternoon, to the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

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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