Civil Forfeiture Reform Advances from Wyoming Joint Judiciary Committee

by Steve Klein
September 11, 2014


LARAMIE – The Joint Judiciary Committee of the Wyoming Legislature voted to sponsor a bill that would substantially amend the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act today, by a vote of 12-1 (1 excused). The bill would eliminate the practice of “civil … Continue reading

The Wyoming Telecommunications Act: Necessary Regulation or Covert Social Program?

by Jason Gay
September 10, 2014


Would your representative vote to require single mothers to pay an extra one percent on their phone bills to cover the cost of extending lines to a $4 million mansion someone decided to build on their newly acquired rural property? … Continue reading

Skyrocketing Pension Costs Mean Higher Taxes or Fewer Services

by Maureen Bader
September 9, 2014


More tax dollars go into the state’s plan than the tax paid into the general fund by the minerals industry—the severance tax. Which new taxes will be imposed on unsuspecting Wyomingites to pay for someone else’s retirement? Continue reading

WyLiberty Publishes Brief Discussing Law Enforcement Drone Use

by admin
September 8, 2014


CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Liberty Group published its latest Liberty Brief today, “Downing the Drones? Limiting Law Enforcement Use of Unmanned Aerial Surveillance in Wyoming.” The brief, authored by WyLiberty staff attorney Steve Klein, discusses current protections against drone surveillance … Continue reading

Stairway to Halbig

by Steve Klein
September 5, 2014


Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the opinion in Halbig v. Burwell and agreed to hear the case en banc. This means that the entire D.C. Circuit (or a large number of its judges) … Continue reading

Laramie Amends Unconstitutional Sign Law

by admin
September 3, 2014


LARAMIE — The Laramie City Council adopted an ordinance last night removing the unconstitutional time limitations imposed by the Laramie Unified Development Code on political signs following an accelerated review process that began with a June 30 notice to Laramie … Continue reading

Wyoming’s Pension Plans – Objections to Reform

by Maureen Bader
September 2, 2014


Few people understand how the state pension system works but objections to reform are legion. Even though the type of pension benefit state employees receive has virtually disappeared in the private sector, many politicians, bureaucrats and state pension managers seem … Continue reading

WyLiberty Attorneys Win Aggregate Contribution Limit Case

by admin
August 29, 2014


CHEYENNE – Judge Alan Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming approved a settlement in Brophy v. Maxfield today, halting the enforcement of a two-year aggregate contribution limit under Wyoming law. The settlement ends a … Continue reading

Wyoming’s Pension Plans – Reform, Ruin or Bail Out

by Maureen Bader
August 26, 2014


The current government pension plan is a legacy from a bygone era, holding a gold-plated promise of retirement security that Bernie Madoff would have been proud of. It is time for pension contribution fairness – bureaucrats must contribute more to their own retirement. Continue reading

Fracking or Golfing: Who Needs More Water?

by Christina Larson
August 20, 2014


Among the many myths being spread around about fracking, the one about water consumption may be the most audacious one. Anti-fracking activists keep insisting that the process of hydraulic fracturing is threatening the water supplies in the West. This myth … Continue reading

Civil Forfeiture Reform Advances from Wyoming Joint Judiciary Committee

by Steve Klein
September 11, 2014


LARAMIE – The Joint Judiciary Committee of the Wyoming Legislature voted to sponsor a bill that would substantially amend the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act today, by a vote of 12-1 (1 excused). The bill would eliminate the practice of “civil … Continue reading

The Wyoming Telecommunications Act: Necessary Regulation or Covert Social Program?

by Jason Gay
September 10, 2014


Would your representative vote to require single mothers to pay an extra one percent on their phone bills to cover the cost of extending lines to a $4 million mansion someone decided to build on their newly acquired rural property? … Continue reading

Skyrocketing Pension Costs Mean Higher Taxes or Fewer Services

by Maureen Bader
September 9, 2014


More tax dollars go into the state’s plan than the tax paid into the general fund by the minerals industry—the severance tax. Which new taxes will be imposed on unsuspecting Wyomingites to pay for someone else’s retirement? Continue reading

WyLiberty Publishes Brief Discussing Law Enforcement Drone Use

by admin
September 8, 2014


CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Liberty Group published its latest Liberty Brief today, “Downing the Drones? Limiting Law Enforcement Use of Unmanned Aerial Surveillance in Wyoming.” The brief, authored by WyLiberty staff attorney Steve Klein, discusses current protections against drone surveillance … Continue reading

Stairway to Halbig

by Steve Klein
September 5, 2014


Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the opinion in Halbig v. Burwell and agreed to hear the case en banc. This means that the entire D.C. Circuit (or a large number of its judges) … Continue reading

Laramie Amends Unconstitutional Sign Law

by admin
September 3, 2014


LARAMIE — The Laramie City Council adopted an ordinance last night removing the unconstitutional time limitations imposed by the Laramie Unified Development Code on political signs following an accelerated review process that began with a June 30 notice to Laramie … Continue reading


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