Senate Committee chaired by Eli Bebout advances an oil tax break that would benefit Eli Bebout

Spoiler alert: The bill is also co-sponsored by Eli Bebout. Who says a Wyoming State Legislator can't get a little something for himself?

A bill to repeal the death penalty is alive in the Wyoming State House

A solid majority of House representatives voted on first reading for HB-145, which would remove capital punishment from Wyoming law. It seems likely that the measure will advance to the Senate.

As lawmakers shoot down bills to ban “crossover voting” in Wyoming primaries, more and more keep coming

After seeing their sacred cow die twice, Senate leadership pushed a replacement bill through the friendlier Agriculture Committee, and a similar bill advanced in the House.

Anti-“freeloader” hysteria drives a bipartisan push for Medicaid work requirements

Wyoming women who have children and who work low-paying, unstable jobs would be most at risk of losing access to healthcare under two proposed bills.

After Wyoming’s neighbors expand Medicaid at the ballot box, state Senate suddenly decides to “study” the issue

Sen. Charles Scott, who has led the fight against Medicaid expansion in Wyoming for years, is sponsoring the measure to provide "up-to-date" information.

House committee approves bill to legalize CBD and spur Wyoming hemp farming

A 9-0 committee vote gives the bill momentum as it moves to the full House for debate. But questions remain whether the Legislature is ready to accept CBD and whether it will provide funding for hemp farming infrastructure.

Bill to ban “crossover voting” is brought back to life, demonstrating the Legislature’s shady tactics

The primary voting bill died—again. But the situation showed how back-door pressure, sketchy committee switches, and other behind-closed-doors moves shape what's supposed to be a public process.

Senate committee shoots down bill to ban gun-free zones at Wyoming schools and other public places

Former gun lobbyist Sen. Anthony Bouchard and his co-sponsors were the only people who spoke in favor of the bill.

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.

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.