Rep. Sandy Newsome

As an avid hunter, Lander resident and Wyoming Wildlife Federation staffer Jessi Johnson finds dwindling tolerance for large carnivore hunting to be “scary.”    Squeamishness about humans preying on carnivores is evident in frequent headlines across the country, she said, whether it’s about bear...
CODY — Wyoming legislators are inundated daily by different voices and perspectives.   But it’s not often that they hear directly from the people who could be most affected by their work, especially when those constituents are still in high school and not even voting age.   However, for the better...
CODY —One of the biggest threats currently facing Cody students is Delta 8 and other smokable hemp products. These products have put multiple students in the emergency room this school year. This was the message the Cody High School Youth for Justice organization and its coordinator Deb White,...
CODY —During the general session, things can get a little personal on the floor of the Wyoming Legislature. Unlike the 20-day budget sessions, which tend to focus primarily on passage of the state’s budget, the 40-day-long general session is a time to discuss bills on a wide range of topics. Many...
CODY — In the coming 2023 legislative session, the Wyoming Legislature will not only be able to avoid fiscal cuts, but will also have to figure out how to allocate excess funds coming into the state. That conversation, in the form of a supplemental budget approval, will dominate the coming session...
CODY — As the Wyoming Legislature’s general session approaches, local legislators anticipate a lot of discussion will be focused on a problem that hits close to home for many Park County residents: property tax increases. “Those tax hikes have just been horrible for people, especially those on...
CHEYENNE – Wyoming continues to make advances in female political representation, adding four more women to the Legislature this election cycle.  Twenty out of 93 legislators who will serve constituents in the upcoming general session will be women, including eight women who were elected to their...
CODY — A proposed change to Wyoming Legislature per diem rates is advancing to the 2023 general session, although it remains to be seen whether a pay increase for legislators will follow suit. During a meeting of the Legislature’s Management Council Oct. 24, a bill increasing legislators’ per diem...

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