All posts by Marguerite Herman
GUEST OPINION: Conservatives cook up cockamamy lands amendment
Jackson, Wyoming – On March 26, Wyoming’s two senators voted to approve a resolution that advances the idea that Congress should transfer federal lands, except national parks, monuments and preserves, to state and local governments. The vote...
- Posted April 14, 2015
GUEST OPINION: Barrasso, Enzi health insurance ‘solutions’ are weak
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – A news release from Wyoming’s two U.S. senators announced they were co-sponsoring a bill “to allow consumers more healthcare choices and freedom” – something much better than the despised Obamacare. But their bill...
- Posted March 25, 2015
COWBOY POLITICS: It’s a wrap: Final legislative report
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The 2015 Wyoming Legislature left Cheyenne right on schedule March 6 with a few things to brag about and a couple of things that could fairly be termed “regrettable.” At the ritual end-of-session...
- Posted March 11, 2015
COWBOY POLITICS: Legislature eyes finish line, Science wins, guns heat up the floor
Ban on teaching climate science lifted The 2014 budget bill footnote that barred the State Board of Education from looking at Next Generation Science Standards is gone. HB23 was written by Rep. John Patton of Sheridan to...
- Posted March 3, 2015
COWBOY POLITICS: Budget bill amendment barrage WY Legislature grinds through sixth week
The sixth week of the Wyoming Legislature was marked by hundreds of attempts to amend the Senate and House versions of the budget bill, one more chance to talk about Medicaid expansion and yet another science standards...
- Posted February 24, 2015
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The supplemental budget bill carefully crafted for months by the Joint Appropriations Committee will be reworked by the 78 other legislators this week with 81 amendments scheduled during second reading Tuesday and probably...
- Posted February 17, 2015
COWBOY POLITICS: Christensen votes down Medicaid expansion and other news from the State Legislature
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Wyoming Senate put a nail in the coffin of Medicaid expansion for Wyoming for another year, as the Legislature wrapped up the fourth week of the eight-week 2015 session last Friday. Bill...
- Posted February 10, 2015
GUEST OPINION: Expand Medicaid in Wyoming
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Groups supporting Wyoming’s acceptance of federal funds to add adults to Medicaid coverage have amassed a long list of strong reasons that are both economic and compassionate. But that may not be enough...
- Posted February 3, 2015
GUEST OPINION: Support bill to embrace science standards
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – It looks as if the Wyoming Legislature will undo the damage done last year when it used a budget bill footnote to exclude some academic standards for consideration by the Wyoming State Board...
- Posted January 27, 2015
GUEST OPINION: 3.26.14
JACKSON, WYO – Scientists, not politicos, should decide science standards in education In the midst of efforts to create an educational accountability system to produce excellent teachers, schools and students in Wyoming, the state legislature has voted...
- Posted March 25, 2014