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WyLiberty Attorney Opposes Unconstitutional Changes to State Hiring Practices

CHEYENNE – WyLiberty attorney Steve Klein submitted comments in a memorandum to the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information (“A&I”) today, discussing constitutional problems with two proposed changes to the State of Wyoming Personnel Rules. The memo argues that these … Continue reading

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The Public Sector Ponzi Plan

While many worry about the legacy of pension debt, the resulting tax hikes and service reductions imperiling future generations, those who oppose pension reform drag out the litany of common, but incorrect, objections to reform. Continue reading

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Civil Forfeiture Reform Advances from Wyoming Joint Judiciary Committee

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

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

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

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Skyrocketing Pension Costs Mean Higher Taxes or Fewer Services

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

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WyLiberty Publishes Brief Discussing Law Enforcement Drone Use

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

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Stairway to Halbig

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

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Laramie Amends Unconstitutional Sign Law

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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Wyoming’s Pension Plans – Objections to Reform

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

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WyLiberty Attorneys Win Aggregate Contribution Limit Case

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

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