Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Senate gave final approval Monday to a bill that would let citizens carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
The measure is opposed by many in the law enforcement community, and Casper Senator Charles Scott also expressed concern about it. "There is proof that there are too many literally crazy people in this world and I'm afraid this bill will task for law enforcement in dealing with these people more difficult."
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A Wyoming House committee killed a bill that would have brought Arizona's controversial immigration law to Wyoming. That was after the committee heard many people testify against the measure.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming House has given final approval to an amended bill that bans all gay marriages and civil unions from being recognized in Wyoming. The bill passed on a 32-27 vote.
Cheyenne Representative Mary Throne says the bill will cause tremendous difficulty, even for people who are simply passing through Wyoming. "If one of them dies in a car accident and they have a civil union from another state, the local coroner will not be able to release the body to the surviving partner," she said.
Wyoming – Two members of the Wyoming Media covering this year's session join Bob Beck in the studio for a round table discussion. Michelle Dynes is with the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Jeremy Pelzer is with the Casper Star Tribune.
Wyoming Residents React to Controversial Legislative Proposals
Wyoming – Lawmakers are voting on hot-button issues in Cheyenne this legislative session. The legislature is debating issues ranging same-sex marriage to abortion. Wyoming Public Radio's Kelly Herbinson gauges public support and reaction.
Wyoming – Next week the Wyoming legislature will be asked to take up a proposed constitutional amendment on the right to hunt. Such an amendment has been adopted by three other states and Wyoming sportsmen and sportswomen organizations are behind the effort. Walt Gasson is the Director of the Wyoming Wildlife federation. He says the constitutional amendment would be beneficial in this state.