Better Wyoming will run advocacy campaigns during the 2019 session related to school funding, cannabis, and nondiscrimination
Rep. Richard Tass (pictured without troublesome sports jacket)

Freshman Wyoming state legislator calls his anti-abortion bill "a gift" to pregnant women

Rep. Richard Tass said a mandatory 48-hour waiting period would give women the chance to reconsider, since having an abortion is not like buying a sports jacket that doesn't fit.
(from left) Sens. Cale Case, Bill Landen, and Charlie Scott voted to kill SF-32

Wyoming Republican leadership wanted closed primaries. The rank-and-file said 'no thanks'

A bill to ban party-switching at the polls died in an all-Republican Senate committee who said they'd heard strong opposition from their constituents.
Students and teachers will both be better off with less emphasis placed on standardized testing.

House committee votes to remove standardized test scores from Wyoming teacher evaluations

The practice of judging teachers by their students' standardized test scores has been criticized since it was adopted in Wyoming prior to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
(From left) Sens. Chris Rothfuss, Lynn Hutchings, Hank Coe, and Bill Landen voted unanimously to move Foster's bill ahead.

Foster Friess’ pet private school bill moves forward

Senators shrugged off concerns over local control and potential lawsuits to further special legislation on behalf of the billionaire's private religious academy.
Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police director Byron Oedekoven (left) leads the fight against commonsense cannabis reform with his buddy, Rep. Bill Pownall (right) pictured here while he was a Gillette sheriff.

Law enforcement lobbyists convince House committee to kill CBD bill

CBD oil is essentially harmless. But fear-mongering law enforcement officials convinced legislators that "harmless" is still too dangerous for Wyoming adults.
"Handmaiden's Tale" Illustration by Tran Nguyen

Here come the abortion bills

Two bills threatening Wyoming women's reproductive rights are moving through the state legislature. Many more are expected to come.
Foster Friess may be sunning himself in Arizona during the 2019 Legislative session, but the influence of his wealth is present.

As the Wyoming Legislature convenes, Foster Friess’ influence is everywhere

The billionaire and gubernatorial loser has brought two bills, created a new media outlet, and recruited lobbyists to support his causes.
Better Wyoming will run advocacy campaigns during the 2019 session related to school funding, cannabis, and nondiscrimination

Better Wyoming launches advocacy campaigns for the 2019 State Legislative session

Our new grassroots organizing staff will recruit volunteers to focus on public school funding, commonsense cannabis reform, and LGBTQ nondiscrimination