Don't nuclear waste, immigration prisons, and opiods just inspire you to think of growth and prosperity?
Wyoming's voter registration laws focus solely on registering at the polls. But this one-trick pony doesn't ride too well when almost half the electorate is voting absentee.

Registering to vote at the polls in Wyoming is great … until it’s not

The main way to register to vote in Wyoming is at the polls. But a huge portion of the state’s electorate is avoiding the polls altogether during COVID-19. As the state’s aggressive voter purge laws disenrolled massive numbers of Wyoming voters, we’re left to wonder whether our registration laws need an update.
A patient receives treatment at SageWest medical center in Riverton, which has discontinued services as a result of staffing difficulties.

Wyoming needs a strong healthcare system to help diversify its economy. It doesn’t have one.

Quality hospitals and healthcare will be critical to attracting new businesses and developing new industries in Wyoming, particularly in rural areas. But Wyoming’s healthcare system is struggling, which will make the difficult task of diversifying our economy even harder.
COVID-19 is just one reason why Wyoming should join its Western neighbors and expand mail-in voting.

Wyoming takes meek steps to increase mail-in voting in 2020. It should be doing more.

Vote-by-mail has been proven to dramatically increase voter turnout in our neighbors like Utah, Colorado, and Nebraska. Wyoming state leaders have hinted at an interest in expanding our mail-in program, but they are mostly dragging their feet.
Layoffs in Wyoming's energy sector have some legislators thinking twice about refusing federal funds that can provide folks healthcare.

COVID-19 prompts Wyoming lawmakers to reconsider Medicaid expansion

Unemployed workers losing their healthcare, rural hospitals losing revenue, and an uncertain future for Wyoming’s economy have the Legislature taking another look at its decision to refuse federal Medicaid funding.
"Let's see ... Where does this gadget stick in here?"

Wyoming Legislature plugs in for an unprecedented "virtual" special session

The Wyoming Legislature is bad at transparency, lacks modern technological infrastructure, and is about to convene an emergency "virtual" session the public can't attend to appropriate more than $1 billion in federal COVID-19 funding. What could possibly go wrong?
Widespread layoffs and cut hours have threatened Wyoming workers' ability to pay rent and their mortgages during the COVID crisis.

Proposal to help stop COVID-related evictions passes Wyoming legislative committee

The bill would create a program that uses federal emergency funds to reimburse landlords who have experienced rental losses as a result of COVID-19, protecting both landlord and renter. The Legislature will consider the proposal during a special session next week.
Wyoming's gender wage gap, low minimum wage, and lack of healthcare access make life difficult for many Wyoming women even during "normal" times.

Already behind, Wyoming women hit hard by COVID crisis

Low-wage workers living paycheck-to-paycheck are least prepared to grapple with layoffs and cut hours resulting from the COVID crisis. By far, most low-wage workers in Wyoming are women.
Gov. Gordon can direct the state attorney general to order sheriff's offices not to execute evictions.

Governor Gordon can and should stop COVID-related evictions in Wyoming

As unemployment spikes during the pandemic, Wyoming workers are increasingly unable to make housing payments. Federal measures and the goodwill of banks and landlords do not offer Wyoming families the housing protections they need.
Rene Hinkle, a Cheyenne OBGYN, listens to a question from the Judiciary Committee while Reps. Art Washut, Chuck Gray, and Tim Salazar look on.

A bad rerun: 48-hour waiting period for abortions clears Wyoming House committee

The same bill, which would imprison doctors who violate the waiting period for up to ten years, passed the same committee last year with the same vote.
Don't nuclear waste, immigration prisons, and opiods just inspire you to think of growth and prosperity?

Wyoming's economic development disasters

If Wyoming wants to diversify and develop its economy, it should focus its efforts on building communities where people desire to live, instead of desperately jumping on each pile-of-garbage "opportunity" that passes our way.