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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform at the Wyoming Senate

After narrowly emerging from the Wyoming Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-2 vote on Monday, yesterday the entire Wyoming Senate began to consider Senate File 14, which would replace civil forfeiture under the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act with criminal forfeiture. … Continue reading

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Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

An early warning signal started blinking back in October 2014 to alert Wyomingites about the effect of falling minerals prices on the state budget. The blinking has now turned into a frenetic flashing. The October revenue shortfall of $4.4 million … Continue reading

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Will the Real Citizens United Please Step Forward?

January 21st is a special anniversary for the Wyoming Liberty Group. It marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United opinion. The Wyoming Liberty Group played a unique role as friends of the court in that case, helping … Continue reading

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Wyoming’s Tyranny of the Minority

Should 20% of Your Neighbors Be Able to Dictate What You Can Do With Your Property? In Wyoming a mere 20% of neighbors can effectively block new private investment by a landowner by forcing a three-fourths (¾) majority vote by … Continue reading

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School District Spending Demands – A Disconnect

A coalition of school district superintendents wants more money. But while one committee, the Joint Education Committee was happy to give it to them, the Joint Appropriations Committee showed restraint instead. Continue reading

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Free Speech and Delicate Flowers

With last week’s tragedy in France, it is important to pause and reflect on the importance of that most inimical of liberties, free speech.  It is with fortune that America is not a regular witness to physical retaliation when dissident … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s Voting Rights — Lesson for Wyoming

The right to vote for the person who will hold executive government offices is an critical element of freedom and self-governance. Wyoming voters must not take the right to vote for granted. It was a hard-won right that came at the expense of our forbearers’ lives and fortunes. Continue reading

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Free Speech Martyrs at Charlie Hebdo

Today, 12 people were murdered in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The murderers are (with about 99.9% certainty) cowardly fanatics who believe it is appropriate to shoot people for publishing cartoons lampooning Mohammed. We fight … Continue reading

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Positioning Our Wyoming Health Care System to Succeed

The truth is that Medicaid is a dysfunctional program that needs to be eliminated so that real solutions can emerge. Let’s not make promises to vulnerable people that we cannot keep. Continue reading

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An Alternative to Medicaid Expansion

It was painful to sit in December’s Labor Committee meeting and listen to the Department of Health and others advocate for Medicaid expansion.  This is such a terrible idea in so many ways that it is hard to know where … Continue reading

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