Matt Laslo

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11:26 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Wyoming lawmakers either staying mum or oppose current proposals in gun-control debate

HOST: The massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has rekindled the gun-control debate in Washington. Matt Laslo reports that Wyoming lawmakers are either staying mum, or oppose some of the proposals being unveiled.

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Open Spaces
3:36 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Two Republicans Distance Selves From Anti-Tax-Hike Pledge

Two of Wyoming’s three Republicans in Congress have signed a pledge to never raise taxes. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is vilified by critics who say its sponsor, Grover Norquist, now controls the Republican Party when it comes to tax policy. Correspondent Matt Laslo reports that those two Wyoming lawmakers are now moving away from the Pledge.  

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Wages
4:57 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

US Senate kills Paycheck Fairness Act

US Senator from Wyoming Mike Enzi

 

Today, Wyoming’s two Republican senators helped their party block the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have given women new tools to combat pay discrimination in the workforce. 

Wyoming women make just sixty four cents to every dollar a man makes. That makes the state’s gender pay disparity the worst in the nation. To shrink that gap Democrats offered the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is intended to protect women who want to compare their salaries with the men they work with. And it forces employers to prove any salary differences are job-related – not gender based.

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Open Spaces
12:52 pm
Sat June 2, 2012

Wyoming’s delegation opposes increasing the debt limit

All three members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling last year. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that some lawmakers are saying ‘never again,’ which critics say puts the U-S economy at risk. HOST: All three members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling last year. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that some lawmakers are saying ‘never again,’ which critics say puts the U-S economy at risk.

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Open Spaces
4:28 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Election year politics are derailing efforts to improve Wyoming’s economy

President Obama is chiding Congress for not acting on his slimmed down plan to spur economic growth in Wyoming and elsewhere. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that election year politicking is expected to derail this latest effort to get the economy moving.

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Politics
6:15 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Wyoming members of Congress watching Supreme Court closely

Wyoming lawmakers are sitting on pins and needles as the Supreme Court takes up the health care law this week. Democrats passed the law, and Republicans despise it and are resting their political fortunes on overturning it.

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