“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, …

In the face of intense public outcry, anti-LGBT bill’s sponsors pull it from consideration, citing the need for “more discussion”

January 26, 2017 What could have become the worst “religious freedom” law in the nation was suddenly withdrawn by its sponsors Thursday afternoon, to the …

There was no one to stop the madmen: Bills banning gun-free zones at schools and government meetings advance

January 25, 2017 Sen. Anthony Bouchard (R-Cheyenne) warned the Wyoming House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that it was about to hear from a lot of gun-hating …

Wyoming legislators propose the worst anti-LGBT law in the nation

With a proposed bill like a hunting license, an extreme right-wing faction of lawmakers has declared open season on Wyoming’s LGBT couples and individuals. Sara …

Proponents of a $27 million annual tax break for the coal industry run into an obstacle: reality

January 23, 2017 Advocates of forcing Wyoming to suckle even more forcefully at coal’s teat were given a thorough shaming Friday when a proposal to …