Wyoming Liberty Group
RAWLINS, WY – Wyoming Liberty Group staff attorney Steve Klein testified before the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee today to detail the potential for property rights abuse by police because of civil asset forfeiture in state law.
“The Controlled Substances Act allows the government to take property without ever convicting the owner of a crime,” said Klein. “In fact, the property owner does not even have to be charged with a crime. This law is supposed to help the police fight drug trafficking, but it can be used against innocent people far too easily.”
CHEYENNE: An elected State Board of Education would best serve Wyoming’s educational needs and allow for more citizen and parental involvement in state education decisions, the Wyoming Liberty Group said today. The Group will propose that option to the Joint Education Committee during its meeting on Friday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 302 of the State Capitol.
CHEYENNE: Wyoming’s Joint Education Committee will meet on Friday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 302 at the State Capitol to take public comment on the organization of public education. The Wyoming Liberty Group calls on legislators comprising the Committee to create legislation changing Wyoming’s standards process to provide parents with more representation before standards are presented to the State Board of Education.
CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys filed a supplemental brief with the United States Supreme Court today in the case Free Speech v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), discussing recent events at the FEC and how they should impact the Court’s review of Free Speech’s case.
CHEYENNE: An education system with options such as public charter schools, homeschooling, opportunity/tax credit scholarships and a deregulated private school system top the list of public policy reforms the Wyoming Liberty Group will champion during the Joint Education Committee at its State Capitol, Room 302 meeting on Friday, April 25, at 9:00 a.m.
CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys delivered a letter to the Wyoming Secretary of State and Attorney General today, asking them to immediately cease enforcement of a provision of the Wyoming Election Code that limits aggregate political contributions in state elections to $25,000. The letter follows a decision by the United States Supreme Court last week, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which overturned the aggregate contribution limit in federal law as an unconstitutional abridgement of free speech.
Cheyenne: Wyoming’s Congressional delegation opposed the Dept. of Energy’s $535 million loan to California solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra – a loan which Solyndra defaulted on in 2011. The delegation must take the same stand against similar loans to companies in Wyoming, said the Wyoming Liberty Group today.