Entries by BetterWyoming

Senate Agriculture Committee members chastise citizen opponents of anti-abortion bills

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee who support two anti-abortion bills made their biases clear during public comment period before passing both proposals with 4

With the budget cut to its limit, the House turns to inanity and minutia as a means of filling its days with “serious debate”

February 8, 2017

Many people can’t take time off from work to see what their state lawmakers are up to. Those who follow the news

Senate committee kills a bill to allow new trials based on new evidence of innocence

Let’s see what you remember from your high school civics class.

One thing everyone agrees about is that if a person has been convicted of

Senators from Wyoming cities that support LGBT rights send mixed messages by voting down a statewide workplace nondiscrimination bill

February 5, 2017

Six state senators who represent Wyoming cities that have passed resolutions to protect LGBT rights voted against a bill that would have

“People ask what are the consequences of cannabis. The consequence is that a person is alive”: House cuts sentence for marijuana, but won’t budge on medical use

Before today, no bill reducing penalties for even small amounts of marijuana had ever passed a chamber of the Wyoming Legislature. That barrier was shattered

Wyoming House ignores UW faculty senate’s plea to stop concealed carry, as two gun bills move on to the Senate

February 2, 2017

Lawmakers ignored a plea from University of Wyoming faculty to reconsider its support for a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders

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,