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Both said the tax cut bill was a prime example of how entrenched politicians like Barrasso bent to the will of their party and political donors and lied to their ... As the son of a coal miner, Dodson wants Wyoming to continue to push the modernization of its minerals industry using new applications for natural ...
Delaware passed sweeping enabling legislation as part of its blockchain initiative, only for progress to stall and the initiative to be put on hold – arguably for in-state political reasons. With Wyoming, there is an important distinction in that the Secretary of State is obligated by the legislation to establish rules ...

Starting in 2002, Buchanan served a decade in the Wyoming House of Representatives, including two years as House speaker. Buchanan ... The other two finalists chosen by the Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee were Cheyenne attorney Darin Smith and Park County farmer Richard George.
Even though Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are considered inconsequential flyover states in the electoral map of America, court decisions involving redistricting, especially recent rulings in Pennsylvania, have huge consequences for the U.S. House of Representatives. Not long ago, I had a conversation ...
In a contentious vote Tuesday, the Senate removed the immunity provision and brought the measure inline with current Wyoming law, which allows individuals to use force in self-defense but only if doing so is reasonable. Prosecutors may still bring charges against someone who claims to have acted in ...
In Wyoming, vacancies are filled by appointment. The law states that the political party of the most recent incumbent chooses three candidates for the seat, and the governor appoints one of those candidates to the position. The Wyoming Republican Party has until Feb. 24 to choose its three nominees.

Shadwell said the initiative has been popular on all sides of the political spectrum, especially as the impact of "big money interests" from inside and outside Wyoming becomes more apparent in the state's elections. During a panel last summer on money in politics, Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, said he ...
... to this year's session. To stay on top of new developments as they happen, make sure to check trib.com/307politics and follow our legislative coverage on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, sign up for the weekly 307 Politics newsletter for a Monday morning round-up of political news from around the state.
The Jonah Business Center in Cheyenne pictured Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018 as the Wyoming Legislature opens the 2018 budget session. The office building is serving as the Legislature's temporary home as renovations to the Wyoming Capitol continue. Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune. Facebook · Twitter ...
Existing law does not include any blanket requirement that people retreat when attacked and allows individuals in Wyoming to use force in self-defense so long as it is reasonable. However, prosecutors can argue in court that a person overreacted to a perceived threat and should have left the scene rather ...
POWELL — Had you asked Richard George his political plans a couple months ago, he might have said he was kicking around the idea of running for Park County commissioner. But after a pair ... George, who is the Wyoming Republican Party's National Committeeman, said politics is not a spectator sport.
Existing law does not include any blanket requirement that people retreat when attacked and allows individuals in Wyoming to use force in self-defense so long as it is reasonable. However, prosecutors can argue in court that a person overreacted to a perceived threat and should have left the scene rather ...
... to this year's session. To stay on top of new developments as they happen, make sure to check trib.com/307politics and follow our legislative coverage on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, sign up for the weekly 307 Politics newsletter for a Monday morning round-up of political news from around the state.
CHEYENNE — After months of speculation, Wyoming's U.S. Sen. John Barrasso finally has a Republican challenger. Sort of. Jackson businessman and Stanford University lecturer David Dodson announced Thursday that he will run against Barrasso in this year's Senate race as a “Reagan Republican.”.
That's the evil influence of money on our political system," Dodson said. Dodson said he would caucus with Republicans if elected. He would not raise or accept campaign money during most of his tenure in office, only during the six months leading up to election day, he said. Even a few million dollars ...
CHEYENNE -- A “stand your ground” bill advanced by the Legislature on Tuesday would initially grant individuals immunity from prosecution for assault or murder if they claim to have acted in self-defense. A prosecutor would be required to convince a judge beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect had ...
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In Wyoming, vacancies are filled by appointment. The law states that the political party of the most recent incumbent chooses three candidates for the seat, and the governor appoints one of those candidates to the position. The Wyoming Republican Party has until Feb. 24 to choose its three nominees.
Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon prepares to enter the joint session of the Wyoming Legislature on Feb. 12 at the ... CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon said he intends to run for Wyoming governor this year, confirming widespread speculation that he had decided to run after months of deliberation.
Harshman said that Wyoming had done a good job securing its school facilities following the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 and sought to provide early intervention for students dealing with mental health issues. But he said it was hard to say, at the end of the day, what elected officials could do. “Evil is out ...
In Wyoming, vacancies are filled by appointment. The law states that the political party of the most recent incumbent chooses three candidates for the seat, and the governor appoints one of those candidates to the position. The Wyoming Republican Party has until Feb. 24 to choose its three nominees.
Health director Tom Forslund considering Wyoming governor run; served as Casper city manager for 23 years ... The current GOP candidates include Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman, Sheridan businessman and political novice Bill Dahlin and perennial hard-line libertarian candidates Taylor Haynes ...
SHERIDAN — On Feb. 2, a half-dozen Republicans and Democrats sat around a table at The Sheridan Press to talk politics. Not one of the conversation's participants hurled insults or cast aspersions. The six people around the table, while diverse in opinion and political conviction, all agreed on one thing ...
'Stand your ground' bill moves forward in Wyoming Legislature; House advances it with overwhelming support ... CHEYENNE — A so-called “stand your ground” bill moved forward in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday with overwhelming support. Wyoming ... “Good policy is good politics,” Salazar said.
Given that this year's legislative session is focused on the budget, most eyes will be on that core piece of legislation, to be finalized by mid-March. But there are a lot of other bills floating around. Bills not directly related to the budget or state spending require the support of two-thirds of lawmakers to ...
Maxwell said she had been inspired to tell her story by the #MeToo movement that has seen women accuse dozens of prominent men of sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of several prominent men in media and politics, including television anchor Matt Lauer and U.S. Senator Al Franken, ...
Remember the Gold Rush of 1848, at Sutter's Mill, California? Like a moth to a flame, it attracted tens of thousands of people with “gold fever” by land and sea seeking their fortune. The non-California Territory population swelled to more than 100,000, compared to the pre-rush figure of less than 1,000 in ...
Shadwell said the initiative has been popular on all sides of the political spectrum, especially as the impact of "big money interests" from inside and outside Wyoming becomes more apparent in the state's elections. During a panel last summer on money in politics, Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, said he ...
Happy Monday! We've got some big news at 307 Politics, a name that has been almost exclusively associated with this newsletter but for which we have much bigger ambitions. By much bigger ambitions, I'm really just talking about a few more ways to access the Star-Tribune's state-leading political ...
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen speaking at a rally in summer 2016. Felipe Dana / AP. A courtroom decision in Porto Alegre, Brazil, promises a vast impact on ballot boxes across that country later this year. It is there, in the southeastern coastal city, that a three-judge panel is set to ...
The week of budget talks in Cheyenne produced a plan that relies heavily on Wyoming's substantial savings to avoid dramatic budget reductions, even as appropriations committee members repeatedly voiced a desire to align government spending with current revenue. Most lawmakers believe that without ...
They said they were not motivated by politics in making their accusations public. "I may have been more likely to report it up at the time if I hadn't come from a political family," Twiford said in an email. "Even now it makes it harder to tell the story, because so many are more eager to make it about their politics ...
Happy Monday! Sometimes the balance between covering state politics and government and covering Wyoming's federal delegation is easy. ... around Wyoming. I attended her Casper College stop where Hageman, an alum, spoke to a capacity crowd, and a surprisingly youthful one for a political event.
The Jonah Business Center in Cheyenne is serving as temporary housing for the Wyoming State Legislature as the historic capitol building is renovated. The Legislature is ... Starting last fall, prominent figures in politics and media have been brought down by accusations of sexual assault. Some of these ...
“I'd like to see a little more balance in Wyoming politics,” Kildow added, saying during the past 20 years she has seen the balance and respect in politics “erode” across the state. Speakers such as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Throne, state Reps. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, and James Byrd, ...
Increasing oil patch activity in Wyoming will generate more tax revenue for the state's depleted coffers, but the predicted bump in oil tax revenue isn't near enough to counter the current and expected continued decline in coal and natural gas revenue. "We still got a long way to go to cover our deficit," Rep.
State Senate President Eli Bebout says opioid abuse in Wyoming will be one of his top priorities during the upcoming legislative budget session. The Republican from Riverton says he believes Wyoming needs to start addressing the problem before it grows. Bebout tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he had ...
Students listen to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speak during an all-school assembly at Woods Learning Center in Casper last fall. New state revenue projections have cut the amount of reserve dollars that would be needed to fund education during the coming budget cycle by about $41 million.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Welcome to 307 Politics, where the news cycle is starting to pick back up in the new year. Liz Cheney wants the FBI investigated, state lawmakers want harsher penalties for domestic violence, Airbnb saw big growth in Wyoming during the first year that they turned over tax ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn't let a Democratic senator join a trip to Russia with Wyoming's U.S. Sen. ... There has long been a tradition of American lawmakers and even candidates refusing to criticize political opponents while overseas and Barrasso is an establishment stalwart unlikely to ...
Happy New Year from 307 Politics! The time between Christmas and New Year's is pretty slow as news weeks go, so I'll spare you a lengthy introduction and get straight to the news(letter). As always, if you haven't subscribed you can do so at trib.com/email and you can follow me on Twitter @arnorosenfeld ...
Better Wyoming, in that case, was Nate Martin, a 34-year-old Rock Springs native and the organization's only full-time employee. During the last year, Martin has guided Better Wyoming from an obscure offshoot of the liberal political nonprofit Forward Wyoming into an increasingly prominent political voice ...
He believes that courts have rejected laws in other states that require entities like the Liberty Group to file similar paperwork as a political action committee if they occasionally engage in campaigning, as Wyoming law currently requires them to do. Enforcement of campaign laws in Wyoming is currently ...
“The idea came up that there's 4 million people going through Yellowstone National Park every year, and these animals exist in and out of the park, depending on the time of year,” Sommers, R-Pinedale, said. “Really, it's Wyoming's wildlife, and we have to maintain them and be responsible for impacts that ...
Then I imagined what might happen to this and other proposed bills if more women, no matter their political leanings or views on abortion, were in the Wyoming Legislature. Now I have another question: Can marching in protest of gender disparities in the so-called “Equality State” actually change anything?
Airbnb said in a press release that Wyoming hosts using the website earned nearly $8.9 million in 2017. It is unclear what portion of that was collected following the tax-collection deal in August, and it is difficult to calculate the total amount of revenue that Airbnb collected because the company applies ...
Rock Springs Republican and serial candidate for elected office, Rex Rammell, has once again announced he will be running for office in the Equality State – only this time, he has a political brand name to compare himself to. “In a way, I am Wyoming's Donald Trump,” Rammell told the Casper Star-Tribune ...
Wyoming delegation touts new tax plan amid widespread doubts ... Wyoming's members of Congress. ... “Allowing Wyoming families and businesses to keep more of their hard-earned money will encourage additional investment in our economy and help our local businesses expand, generating economic ...
Cale Case, R-Lander, looks over paperwork in the senate chambers at the Wyoming State Legislature on Jan. 11, 2017, at the Jonah Business Center in ... The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee met Nov. 20 in Sundance, where lawmakers ...
Wyoming's population has dropped for the second consecutive year, according to data released by the state's Economic Analysis Division on Wednesday. ... That is the largest decline in Wyoming since 1989 and well below neighboring states like Idaho, which experienced the largest population increase in ...


 

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