WPR News
11:54 am
Tue February 21, 2006

WY Senate Gives OK to Delete E-mails; Hold Private Conversations

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a pair of bills that some believe would make government less open. One allows lawmakers to delete their e-mails while the other allows communications with staff secret, along with documents such as consultant reports from being seen by the public without legislative consent. The Wyoming Press Association has lobbied against the bill, but Senator Rae Lynn Job of Rock Springs says they are just putting common practice into law. While some media groups say it allows more secret discussions to take place, Job says they are seeing things go bump in the night. Both bills passed unanimously and head to the Wyoming House of Representatives.