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Joint Management Council Restricts Press and Forgets the Code of the West

Like it says in the Code of the West, or at least the one adopted by the Wyoming Legislature as the official state code of Wyoming back in 2010,

“Live each day with courage.”

Perhaps we should amend that to “Live each day with courage, unless someone gives you the ‘evil eye.’”

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Senate File 74 Shows Professional Licensing is Seldom More than Protectionism

As the 2013 General Session gets underway today here in Cheyenne, the Legislative Services Office is quickly finalizing and publishing what promises to be hundreds of potential bills for consideration by our citizen legislature.  I look forward to Charles Curley’s yearly Key Liberty Votes this spring (see past issues for 2012, 2011, and 2010), but in addition to those bills—ones that most directly relate to individual liberty and the limits of government—there will be plenty that display good and bad policy, and plenty of others that are dumbfounding.  Although many bills have yet to be released, there are already some very interesting developments in professional licensing.

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WyLiberty Attorneys File Appellate Brief in Free Speech Case

DENVER, CO – WyLiberty attorneys filed a brief with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Free Speech v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) in Denver today.  The brief argues that the court should reverse a ruling by Judge Scott Skavdahl of the Wyoming federal district court that denied a preliminary injunction against FEC regulations that require Free Speech to register and report as a political committee (PAC).

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Independent Retailers Balk at Proposed Fuel Tax Hike

by Keith Phucas

Two Cheyenne service station owners are staunchly opposed to a proposed 10-cent state fuel tax increase being floated around to pay for maintaining Wyoming’s highways, roads and bridges.

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A Budget Cut by Half

  • The Wyoming Tourism Board

The Wyoming Tourism Board is a Wyoming government agency that promotes tourism in Wyoming. Its role is to market the state for the benefit of the tourism industry and other businesses that could do their own marketing with their own money, but I digress. Although pretty much every government seems to think its role involves subsidizing the tourism sector, this type of subsidization is nothing more than corporate welfare and is a good candidate for real budget cuts.

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Budget Cut of Zero? Say It Ain’t So!

‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said, ‘To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—Of cabbages—and kings—And why the sea is boiling hot—And whether pigs have wings.’
                Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

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Consumer Advocate Leaves Consumers to Freeze in the Dark

On October 23, 2012, the Wyoming legislature’s Corporations Committee reviewed amended legislation designed to, among other things, extend the sunset date for the Office of the Consumer Advocate. 

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