Wyoming lawmakers

Open Spaces
4:50 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Lawmakers reflect on unusual session

Senators debate a bill during the legislative session, 2013

It’s been over a week since the Wyoming legislature wrapped up the 2013 session.  It was a session that many lawmakers called unusual, mainly due to the unexpected legislation that removed powers from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.  The other surprise was that the interaction between legislators and the public got heated at times, especially during debate on gun bills.  Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck spoke with a number of legislators about the session and has this report.

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Open Spaces
4:26 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Some say Wyoming lawmakers are inconsistent about personal freedoms when it comes to social issues

In recent years the state legislature has seen an increase in conservative Republicans who are focusing more on personal rights and freedoms.  Those rights range from removing federal restrictions on gun laws, to voting against anything that might resemble a tax.  They’ve had mixed success with this approach, but they see their role in the state legislature as important.  But others wonder if they’re consistent.  Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports from Cheyenne…

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