All posts by Keith Gingery
War of Words with Petroleum Association of Wyoming
Dustin Bleizeffer, the energy reporter for the Casper Star Tribune posted this blog earlier this week about my frustrations with some comments made by the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW). http://tribtown.trib.com/post/DustinBleizeffer/blog/war_of_words.html War of words...
- Posted November 13, 2009
No External Cost Adjustment for Education This Year
The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriation Committee recommended this past week that there be no External Cost Adjustment to education funding. It is only a recommendation, but their recommendation usually holds. The External Cost Adjustment is sort of...
- Posted November 7, 2009
Duty of Care in Wyoming
The term “Duty of Care” is stated repeatedly in the halls of the Wyoming State Capitol and there are lobbyists working full time on this subject matter. And if you ask certain legislators their opinion on...
- Posted October 30, 2009
Senator Mike Massie of Albany County has been crusading for years on the subject matter of social/emotional development of Birth through 5 year olds (B-5). Senator Massie gave a presentation a few weeks ago...
- Posted October 29, 2009
Pioneer Home in Thermopolis
As co-chairman of the Select Committee of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, I have tried to get the committee to all 5 of the Wyoming State Facilities. We have met every year for the past 5 years...
- Posted October 22, 2009
Acquired Brain Injury Fund
As the co-chair of the Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, I invited the Brain Injury Association of Wyoming to present to the Select Committee last Friday in Thermopolis. They presented the idea of charging...
- Posted October 21, 2009
CREG Report Issued
Throughout the year, the State of Wyoming tries to estimate revenue coming into state coffers so that the policy makers (legislature and Governor) know how much money will be available for government operations. This task is accomplished...
- Posted October 21, 2009
Robert Louis Stevenson prediction comes true
Father Damien was canonized today. He is the patron saint of those with Hansen’s Disease (formerly known as leprosy) and of those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Below is what Wikipedia says about Saint Damien of Molokai. Saint Damien...
- Posted October 12, 2009
The Wyoming State Juvenile Justice Advisory Board met for the last two days here in Jackson. They are appointed by the Governor and are the top experts in Wyoming on Juvenile Justice. The concept is that you...
- Posted October 9, 2009
How old is too old?
The Wyoming Constitution has an interesting prohibition in it that states that all supreme court justices and district court judges must retire at the age of 70. The Wyoming Constitution has effectively written age discrimination directly into...
- Posted October 5, 2009