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Health Care Reform – The Next Steps

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Wyoming Needs Forward-Looking Highway Funding Reform

Recently the Wall Street Journal ran a story about how the gasoline tax is becoming less and less relevant as a means of funding our highways:

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Political Machinations in the Legislature, Part II: The Public Records Bill

The trials and tribulations of SF 25, while of less monetary concern than the ethanol bill, matched all the legislative drama and for some legislators took on a more personal tone.

The bill was the product of debates over Wyoming’s antiquated open records statutes. Wyoming’s open records laws, enacted in 1969 as the Wyoming Public Records Act, define what government information is accessible to the public. Recent court battles over the definition of the law highlighted the need for revisions to the existing statutes. During last year’s interim, legislators requested representatives of Wyoming’s media and local government lobbying interests come together and craft a compromise bill both sides could live with.

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Wyoming 2012 Budget Session Updates

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Battling the Octopus: A Lesson in Fiscal Restraint

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Know Your Bills: Senate Files 3 and 4

Authors Note: We will be examining several of the proposed bills for the upcoming Budget Session in order to better inform our readers as to what their Legislators will be voting on.

What is the rub?

Wyoming has received a significant amount of attention from Washington and the national press alleging the state has become a safe haven for companies specializing in money laundering, embezzling and elicit activities. According to Deputy Secretary of State Patricia O’Brien Arp, the same regulations that make Wyoming a business-friendly state also leave it susceptible to fraud. New laws intended to clean out many of the illegal activities were enacted in 2007 and 2008, but the Secretary of State’s Office says evolving criminals and schemes require updated enforcement statutes.

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Sunshine in Wyoming Government

by JP Eichmiller

Wyoming press representatives are hoping to reach a compromise with local agency officials by the end of August on disputed legislation regarding open records and meetings.

The Wyoming Senate rejected two House bills during the 2011 Legislative Session intended to provide greater transparency and access to government information and meetings.

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