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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.

Wyoming schools spared deep funding cuts despite the Senate’s best efforts

A veto by Governor Mark Gordon helped House education advocates fend off severe funding cuts pushed by the Senate throughout the Wyoming Legislature’s 2020 session. But they couldn’t stop them all.

Wyoming House advances statewide lodging tax bill

The proposal would impose a 5 percent tax on hotel stays, generating an estimated $19 million per year mostly from out-of-state visitors.

Wyoming legislators want to cut education funding. So why are they giving teachers raises?

The Wyoming Legislature is looking to increase education funding by $38 million so school districts can give teachers cost-of-living raises. Lawmakers aren’t doing it because they want to—they’re doing it because our state constitution demands it.

Revenue Committee votes to sponsor Wyoming Medicaid expansion bill during 2020 Legislative session

The committee's support—and Wyoming's worsening budget situation—gives Medicaid expansion the best shot it's had in years.

Revenue Committee to consider non-tax proposal to bring hundreds of millions of public dollars to Wyoming

A bill to expand Medicaid would help close the state’s sizeable budget shortfall (and it would help poor people get healthcare, too).

Wyoming’s woeful response to coal’s collapse

As the coal industry falters, costing Wyoming hundreds of millions of dollars per year in lost revenues, state leaders struggle to act.