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Amy Edmonds comes to the Wyoming Liberty Group with six years of experience serving in the Wyoming Legislature. During her time in the House of Representative she served on the Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee, the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee, the Revenue Committee and the Appropriations Committee. She has also worked in the non-profit world as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools. As a native of Wyoming’s neighbor to the east – Nebraska – Amy likes to borrow a statement once made by Wyoming’s former Governor Stan Hathaway, “I wasn’t born in Wyoming, but I got here as fast as I could.”Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Wyoming.

Education Litigation, The Elephant in the Room

A slew of legal cases spanning two decades has been the most powerful force in creating Wyoming's K-12 public education system.  These cases have led to the "Dictatorial Behemouth" Wyoming now has as it's education system.  With court ordered rules and requirements and continual legislative mandates, Wyoming lives under a monster of its own making.  

Continuing from Part 1 of their conversation, "Is Education Litigation Getting in the Way of Education?" listen in as Bob Nelson and Boyd Wiggam talk with Amy Edmonds about possible solutions to this behemouth in K-12 education.  

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Regulation Without Representative in Wyoming

Sometimes in government there comes an idea that is terribly, terribly important to our lives but is packaged in such an unapproachable title many people fail to realize its importance - case in point, extra territorial jurisdiction.  Representative government is the foundation of our country, we vote for those we give the authority to represent us in all matters of government, including taxation and regulation over our lives and property.  Without this form of representative government we would live in tyranny.  Listen in as Boyd Wiggam talks with Amy Edmonds about why extra territorial jurisdiction is something we should all care about because it strikes at the very heart of representative government. 

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Majority of Wyoming Citizens Support the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

In a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Wyoming Liberty Group, Wyoming taxpayers overwhelmingly supported our Taxpayer Protection Pledge by saying they would be much more likely to vote for a candidate who had signed the pledge.  In the same poll, voters said they believed Wyoming could get it's deficit spending under control through cuts in state spending and not through tax increases.  Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks with Amy Edmonds about these important topics in this week's podcast.  

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Statewide Poll Reveals Solid Opposition to Tax Increases

For Immediate Release

Cheyenne, WY, September 14, 2016:  OnMessage, Inc. recently conducted a large statewide survey on behalf of the Wyoming Liberty Group.  The survey of 600 likely voters was stratified to reflect historic voter trends.  The poll focused on the ongoing fiscal challenges facing Wyoming and asked voters to consider a variety of questions centered around possible tax increases, government transparency and waste, health care and education issues. 

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Empowering Patients Delivers Savings

Several states have been moving their health care systems in a more patient centered direction.  Reforms that empower patients to find better value in their health care systems is a win-win scenario for both the patient and taxpayers.   Their patients now have both the right information and incentives to find the best health care at the lowest price.  

Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks about two such reforms in this week's Wyoming Liberty Group podcast.

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Has Education Litigation Gotten in the Way of Education?

Has the Wyoming Constitution and a slew of education litigation results from the Wyoming Supreme Court gotten in the way of transformative education in Wyoming?  Listen in as Amy Edmonds talks with Bob Nelson, education finance policy analyst and Boyd Wiggam, chief council for the Wyoming Liberty Group as they discuss the Wyoming education system as it stands today.  Do we need to do something with the Wyoming Constitution in order to get real reform in education?  Has the requirements of litigation in public education really achieved what it said it would? Listen in and find out!

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Who Wants to Pay Higher Taxes?

When recently asked over 65% of Wyoming citizens said they would be more likely to support a candidate for public office who had signed the Taxpayer  Protection Pledge.  Why?  Because a majority of citizens do not want to pay higher taxes, which is why it's so important to know if your local legislator has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  Listen in as Amy Edmonds talks with John Birbari about the pledge. 

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