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Letter to the Editor

It has been seven years, seven months and seven days since we laid my husband to rest at National Cemetery in Sturgis. John Betts, AKA “One Armed John”, “Honest John” and “Dear John” was one of the most patriotic men I ever knew. He...

 
 By Benjy Hamm    Opinion    October 5, 2023

Americans depend on newspapers to stay informed about their communities

Nearly 220 million American adults turn to their local newspapers regularly for news and information they need to stay informed, feel more connected to their neighbors and improve their lives and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, To the citizens of Crook County: in 2022 the Legislature passed a bill mandating training for boards and elected officials.  The intent was probably good, however there is a clause that enables removal of persons that don’t comply....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We won’t know the true scope of wildlife losses till the winter’s snow retreats. I am happy to see the Governor, wildlife biologists and sportsmen’s groups are already working to restore wildlife populations devastated by the...

 

Op-ed: The 67th General Session positions tomorrow's Wyoming leaders for success

On March 3, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled out the end of the 67th General Session. The work your elected officials achieved was remarkable. As the leaders of the House and Senate chambers, it is our privilege to report out the accomplishments of...

 
 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    March 9, 2023

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

With the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature complete, I am encouraged by the good work that has been done for the people of Wyoming and am especially heartened at the prospect of being home and seeing my family, friends and neighbors...

 
 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    March 2, 2023

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

We are on the downhill slope as the Legislature finishes its seventh week. Deadlines are approaching and debate is speeding up to ensure bills important to the people of Wyoming are heard. Strengthening families is one of my most important...

 

Speaker of the House: I'm focused on Wyoming solutions, not out-of-state influences

Throughout the last decade serving as a Representative in the Wyoming State Legislature, I have consistently used the following metric to assess legislation: does it solve a Wyoming problem with a Wyoming solution? Some bills that come to the...

 

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

The end is in sight as we conclude the sixth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. This week, budget negotiations were finalized by members of the House and Senate, and we continue to debate many bills with important impacts on Wyoming. As always,...

 

From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

With just a couple of weeks left of the Legislative Session, I am happy to report that good, steady work continues at the Capitol. This has been one of the smoother legislative sessions I have been a part of, and we have mostly been able to work out...

 

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

As the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature passes the halfway mark, I write with a grateful heart for the honor to serve you and a firm resolve to continue the good work on behalf of the people of Wyoming. As Majority Floor Leader, my...

 

From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

As the Wyoming Legislature passes the halfway mark, I am taking the time to think about the past month and the remaining weeks ahead. As we started out, we set the stage by focusing on the kitchen table and pocketbook issues that Wyoming people are f...

 

Weekly Update

As I report at the end of week four of the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Wyoming Senate is in the middle of third reading debate on SF0001, also known as the supplemental budget bill. Budget debate signals perhaps the...

 

Weekly Update

As you may have seen on FOX News and other major media outlets, Wyoming experienced quite a week in the national news spotlight due to a resolution brought forward in the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution SJ0004 Phasing out new electric vehicle sales...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Crook County’s State House Representative, Chip Neiman, in his new position of power in the legislature (Majority Floor Leader) has been given the ability to keep bills from coming to the floor for a vote. He is currently holding two...

 

Weekly update

As you may have seen on FOX News and other major media outlets, Wyoming experienced quite a week in the national news spotlight due to a resolution brought forward in the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution SJ0004 Phasing out new electric vehicle sales...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We have news this morning and it’s about the millions of volunteers who give from the heart with their time and/or money to help those less fortunate. Our tiny town is a perfect example of all that they share year round, standing in...

 

Post-election editorial

I am writing this on the Saturday before the primary election on Tuesday. Win or lose, I wanted to thank the voters of Senate District 1, for their support and help through the years. I truly did (do) the best I can to represent their views and wishe...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would rather be hated for who I am than to be loved for who I’m not. There’s a name for the economy and the high gas prices. It’s called Democratic Prosperity! Fritz Rehbein Rozet...

 
 By Ed Buchanan    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Secretary Buchanan responds to Mike Lindell's comments regarding Wyoming elections

Mike Lindell is NOT the purveyor of election integrity truth. On May 29, 2022, Mike Lindell, peddler of pillows and promises, traveled to Wyoming to speak in conjunction with a political rally. While here, he took it upon himself to allege publicly...

 

Legislative Update

As we near the finish line of the 2022 Legislative Budget Session, there is still plenty of work to do as we head into the last week. The legislative session is always busy, particularly in a budget year, but this year we had a few additional topics...

 

Legislative Update

Its mid-morning Monday and I am racing to meet this week’s paper deadline. We have had a crazy busy two weeks of session – now starting the third week at a run. We are finishing the last of the Senate files this morning. Major bills we have...

 

Question of the Week:

Kelly Perkins I don't see that it's going to pay for itself any time soon so I honestly think that it needs to be torn down and reclaimed. As far as putting something back in there, there are a lot...

 

Guest Editorial: Don't push Medicaid expantion on Wyoming

Every session for the past several years, the Wyoming legislature has endured one push after another for Obamacare Medicaid expansion. For my part, I have held steady against expansion in every debate. My position has brought no end of criticism...

 

Wyoming families personal wealth is under attack by Biden Plan

Few things are more private than your household finances. In his American Families Plan, President Biden unveiled a tax compliance initiative aimed at closing the gap between taxes that are owed and what are paid. Most of the anticipated revenue,...

 

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