Without Medicaid, people don't stop getting sick. They just go to the emergency room instead of the doctor.
Bebout awoke to news that the tax break he'd tried to give himself and other oil bosses hadn't made it through the night.

Bebout’s tax break for oil companies dies an 11th-hour quiet death

On an absurdly late final night of the 2019 session, Bebout went home before the House and Senate could hash out disagreements over his proposed oil tax break. In Bebout’s absence, the bill sputtered and died.
Wyoming's terrain and climate make it well-suited for growing hemp.

Farmers, pain patients, and Wyoming’s economy will benefit from our new hemp law

A bill to legalize hemp survived a last-ditch attack from law enforcement lobbyists and a temporary threat to its funding before it passed its final hurdles in the Legislature this week.
Roughly 1,700 people would have lost their healthcare access had the bill passed.

Wyoming House rejects Medicaid work requirements

Opponents of the bill agreed that encouraging people to work is a good thing. But threatening to take away their healthcare isn’t the right way to do it.

A message to Wyoming State Senator Lynn Hutchings from PFLAG (VIDEO)

The things we say to children can have deep, lasting, and sometimes harmful impacts. PFLAG - Laramie President Lorinda Lindley calls on Wyoming State Senator Lynn Hutchings to realize this, and to issue an apology to the students she dehumanized.
The bill is the only anti-choice proposal to pass through both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature this session. Three others failed.

Abortion reporting bill passes Senate, awaits Gov. Gordon’s signature

Under the proposed new law, Wyoming doctors who fail to report detailed information about abortions and the women who receive them could face $25,000 fines and the loss of their medical licenses.
The program was funded with $4.2 million in 2016. A new bill asked for $2.3 million to be restored. Instead, it will get $625,000.

Wyoming Senate guts funding from a tax rebate program for elderly and disabled poor folks

Tens of thousands of people depended on the rebates prior to the Legislature’s ending the program in 2016. An effort to bring it back fizzled. Less than 15 percent of its funding will be restored.
Opponents of the bill worry that it does not take into account people who need ongoing treatment, whose Medicaid could be taken away.

Medicaid work requirements bill faces an uncertain future in the Wyoming House

The bill squeaked by an initial vote on Friday. But, right now, it lacks enough support to pass its upcoming final vote on Tuesday. Lobbyists and lawmakers are working feverishly to determine its fate.
We know the term "zombie bill" is sort of a cliché by now, but jeez ...

For the fourth time, a bill to ban “crossover voting” in Wyoming primary elections has died. Will it stay dead?

No one should be shocked if the bill, which would ban political party switching at the polls in Wyoming, rises again.
Trust Wyoming doctors. Trust Wyoming women.

The last anti-choice bill of the 2019 Legislative session advances to the Wyoming Senate

The bill would impose penalties on doctors who fail to report detailed information about abortions and the women who receive them. The three other anti-choice bills brought this session are dead.
Unless the Senate restores the bill's funding, Wyoming farmers and people hoping to legally use CBD products will be out of luck.

Senate committee de-funds hemp bill, making it useless

The Senate Appropriations Committee removed necessary funding for the bill that would have made Wyoming’s hemp industry USDA-compliant. Now, the future of a once-promising industry looks bleak.
Sens. Bill Landen, Cale Case, and Wendy Schuler

Wyoming Senate committee praises “big box” corporate income tax proposal … and then kills it

Three members of the five-person committee spoke positively about the bill. But so much opposition had built up against it in the Senate, the committee chairman decided it wasn’t even worth a vote.
Without Medicaid, people don't stop getting sick. They just go to the emergency room instead of the doctor.

Medicaid work requirements bill would dis-enroll 1,700 people in Wyoming, leaving hospitals and healthcare consumers to cover their medical costs

The bill would eliminate roughly $11.2 million in annual public healthcare spending, half of which Wyoming currently receives from the federal government. But without Medicaid, sick people seek healthcare from emergency rooms, which is even more expensive.