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

The director of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) said late Thursday that any changes made in …

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

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 of optimism for …

What lawmakers talk about when they talk about cutting public services

Wyoming House members who decided the budget fate of two social services programs last Friday described the process as “painful” and “gut-wrenching.” Some supported proposals …

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 …

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 …