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Montana Faces Challenge to Unconstitutional Election law

By Anthony McConnell

A Montana group is taking the lead in overturning that state’s anti-free speech election law.

Western Tradition Partnership and a small painting business have joined forces to bring Montana into compliance with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which cited the Wyoming Liberty Group’s brief filed in the case. The court ruled that the FEC could not limit independent spending by corporations on elections.

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Dual Sovereignty

By Vern Cox

The Founders of our nations were gravely concerned about that the power of government should not become concentrated in one or a few persons or one in branch of government. They were also acutely aware, because of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, that certain powers must be given to a national government. In their wisdom, they devised a plan of government that was new and unique to our nation. That form of government is called "dual sovereignty."

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Medicaid Expansion and its Repercussions for Wyoming

According to the annual fiscal report from National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Wyoming received $257 million in federal Medicaid funds in 2008. The Census Bureau reports that 57,000 or eleven percent of all Wyoming residents were enrolled in Medicaid that same year. This means that the federal government paid Wyoming an average of $5,263 per Medicaid enrollee.

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Health Care Freedom Amendment Dies in Senate

By Anthony McConnell

After being introduced in the Wyoming Senate Tuesday morning the Health Care Freedom Amendment failed 18 to 12, just two votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to be introduced to committee.

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Trying to Save the Unsalvageable

On December 9, 2009, U.S. Sens. Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg introduced a bill to create a “Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action.” The goal is to provide “a bipartisan solution” to “a perfect storm of exploding debt, brought on by rising health costs, a retiring baby boom generation, and an outdated and inefficient revenue system.”

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Citizens United v. FEC, a Win for Fans of Free Speech

Much hullabaloo has been tossed about regarding the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which the Wyoming Liberty Group was proud to take part in. Several news reports of the case showcase countless fears abound about the end of American democracy as we know it because corporations might speak more.

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People of Wyoming Support Health Care Freedom

By Anthony McConnell

The people of Wyoming are banding together to prevent the federal government’s attempted takeover of healthcare in the state.

Six legislators are the initial sponsors the Healthcare Freedom Amendment and many more are expected to sign on once the bill reaches the floors of the House and Senate. The amendment specifies that the federal government does not have the authority to interfere with people’s right to make their own healthcare decisions. It also clarifies that the federal government can not penalize people for choosing not to participate in any government mandated healthcare program, such at those being roposed by the U.S. House and Senate.

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