Education Funding

Education: Should Wyomingites have to EACH shell out $1500/year in additional taxation to cover the $400 million/year deficit in education funding? Can your family afford that? Here’s some of the revenue raising options. I think they’re all awful and don’t support any of them. Shouldn’t we look cutting back first? What do you think? As […]

Coal Industry in Wyoming

Every candidate agrees that the state’s budget is the biggest topic of concern in Wyoming. A recent economic outlook called for a continuing economic downturn, although there are some positive signs. Candidates have offered a variety of solutions to diversify Wyoming’s economy, but nothing that has the economic impact of the energy industry. What do […]

Bills 2017

Bills and Status: (All links will update as they come available) … All 2017 Bills … Bills by Subject … Bills by Sponsor … House and Senate Floor Calendars … Adopted Amendments … Votes on Bills and Amendments – (How your Legislator Votes on each bill) … Bill Information … Audio Broadcast … Bill Status […]

Wyoming Education, Common Core

Common Core has been one of the most polarizing education initiatives ever conceived by national education bureaucrats. From its conception it has divided and angered hundreds of thousands of parents across the country. They created huge numbers of grassroots organizations, including several here in Wyoming, to oppose this corrosive education scheme. These groups have spent […]

Budget Revenue

Budget/Revenue: Wyoming has had a history of booms and busts. We are currently experiencing an economic bust. Our best and brightest in Wyoming estimate that this economic slump will last 8-10 years. Fortunately, Wyoming has put away savings during the boom years to help us weather this storm. At its height, the Legislative Stabilization Reserve […]

Judiciary

Judiciary: We have several issues in Wyoming. We have a prison in Rawlins in disrepair, overcrowding in our jails/prisons, a legalized marijuana initiative that may soon be on the ballot, and an ongoing struggle with civil asset forfeiture. On the prison in Rawlins, we received a report during the 2016 budget session indicating $80+ million […]

Fossil Fuels

The controversy of climate change affects our families in Campbell County. Coal=Jobs. The fact of the matter is that man-made climate change is not settled science. Instead, it is hotly disputed by reputable and educated men and women…. Our mines are first class and reclamation is second to none. Our air is pristine and wildlife […]

Healthcare – Affordable Care Act

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced December 2015 that he would spend the next few months advocating for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in the 2016 budget. But so far, Wyoming legislators have taken a thoughtful approach, carefully reviewing all of the evidence and ultimately rejecting Obamacare expansion. And they haven’t just rejected it once. In 2014 alone, state lawmakers […]

Second Amendment

Guns: Owning and bearing arms is a fundamental right guaranteed by both the US and Wyoming Constitutions. As such, I support the current conceal-carry without a permit law. I do not believe we should have to petition the gov’t for a license for a right that is already ours. I think any attempt by the […]