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While the Legislature cuts funding for public institutions, the House advances a plan to decrease revenue.

Wyoming House advances oil tax break that would cost the state millions

A proposed severance tax break for Wyoming oil and gas companies is meant to prop up the industries. But markets—not tax rates—have historically determined production levels.
Rep. Bob "Marco Coal-o" Nicholas charts a trade route to exotic lands.

Lawmakers seek a new route to "the Orient" for Wyoming's "green coal"

A bill would give a tax break to coal companies who ship their coal from Wyoming to Asia through ports in Canada and Mexico.
Without a veto from Gov. Gordon, UW students won't be able to rely on their own private insurance plans to cover abortion.

Legislature strongarms University of Wyoming over student health insurance abortion coverage

Lawmakers used budget amendments last week to force UW to re-negotiate its student group insurance plan to remove abortion coverage. This is despite the fact that student insurance consists of private plans paid for with private funds.
Republicans control 77 of the Wyoming Legislature's 90 seats, all five statewide elected offices, and the state's entire U.S. Congressional delegation. But that's not enough...

After last year’s defeats, bills return to reinforce Wyoming GOP power

Bills to ban “crossover voting” in party primaries and to decrease minority party participation in the Legislature’s Management Council died in 2019. New, less strident versions are back in 2020.
The bill would confuse, rather than clarify, Wyoming's abortion laws.

Wyoming doesn’t have late-term abortions, but a bill to govern them advances anyway

Medical professionals, including one committee member, condemned the proposal to criminalize doctors who fail to perform life-saving procedures on aborted fetuses that are “born alive.”
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.
The bill would decrease discretionary funds school districts use to attract and retain quality teachers.

Senate committee advances bill to cut $16.5 million from Wyoming school funding

A bill to cut transportation and discretionary funds would largely offset the “External cost adjustment” districts are set to receive to buoy teacher salaries.
People from around the world travel to Wyoming and stay at hotels like the Old Faithful Inn.

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.
Three anti-abortion amigos in the Wyoming Legislature, from left: Sen. Bo Biteman, Rep. Richard Tass, and Sen. Cheri Steinmetz sponsored anti-choice bills in 2020.

Wyoming Legislature introduces three anti-abortion measures, including extreme “Heartbeat bill”

The “heartbeat bill” would effectively ban abortion in Wyoming. Another would mandate a waiting period for the procedure. The third is a pointless barb in the culture wars.
When these kids grow up, the Wyoming Legislature will have likely spent the state's Rainy Day Fund because they didn't want to raise taxes.

Wyoming House kills bill to create new school funding source, will instead spend state savings

The House declined to hold an introductory vote on a proposed corporate income tax that would have generated tens of millions of dollars each year for Wyoming schools.