Wyoming Liberty Group
SF0091, Healthy Frontiers Fails 3rd Reading
Feburary 28, 2012 was a great day for health care freedom. By a two-to-one margin, the Wyoming senate voted to discontinue funding the Healthy Frontiers Medicaid expansion project. This is a big stride toward stomping out socialized health care creep in the state. It also sets the stage for both affordable health insurance and health care in Wyoming.
by JP Eichmiller
Hanging on the wall of Capitol room S-1 is the prison booking photo of Annie Bruce, a former inmate of the Wyoming State Penitentiary convicted in 1908 of murdering her father by slipping a massive dose of strychnine (rat poisoning) into his pie. Of the crime, Bruce stated, “While I was in the act of making the pies, a feeling or a wish came over me to kill someone and this feeling, I could not resist.” Only 14 at the time of the crime, Bruce received a pardon in 1911 and passed away a free woman in 1975 at the age of 86.
by Charles Curley, Maureen Bader
Two pieces of legislation weaving their way through the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate came to a crashing halt after a blackout on the Internet caused an uproar among potential voters that sent politicians scurrying.
The Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) has done its preparations for the budget session, which starts on February 13, 2012. This is a good time to remind our legislators of the status of the Wyoming economy and what problems they really should be addressing during the session.
by JP Eichmiller
Disputes between states’ versus federal powers predate the Constitution and continue today. In Arizona, the Justice Department has staked a high profile battle with state officials over immigration laws. The Environmental Protection Agency exists in a perpetual cycle of litigation over regulations states argue inhibit industrial and economic growth. Even the Controlled Substances Act has been challenged as an overextension of federal power on states’ rights to control their own police enforcement.
Yesterday, I wrote about a piece of federal legislation designed to stifle the Internet the Senate was going to vote on next Tuesday. Well I have some good news! The Senate vote has been delayed. (Even better, similar Congressional legislation has been withdrawn.)
Big government and some of their old media pals want to slash Internet freedom. On Tuesday, January 24th, the senate will start voting on the Protect IP Act (PIPA), a bill that, in the name of intellectual property rights for Hollywood media mogul types, will censor the web and increase regulations on Internet businesses.