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Temper tantrum isn’t helping Republicans govern

November 25, 2014

If the House doesn’t like what’s happening, it should preempt Obama’s order by passing a bill on immigration reform.

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Republicans’ majority in Senate could be short-lived

November 11, 2014

Republicans need to be cautious not to overstep their mandate, and Democrats need to avoid further missteps.

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Minority leader wants open debate on Wyoming’s savings policy

April 1, 2014

Proponents of rethinking Wyoming’s savings strategy say the state may not be getting a good return on its $1.6 billion “rainy day” fund.

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So what did Democrats get by electing Mead?

March 18, 2014

Democrats who crossed party lines to cast votes for Matt Mead in 2010 didn’t get the moderate leader they were hoping for.

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With unemployed drowning, Congress hands them an anchor

December 24, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation will run out three days after Christmas — an unnecessary hit on families and the nation’s economic recovery.

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Legislature 2014: What you need to know about the budget session

December 3, 2013

WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.

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Dangerous congressional game was never about Obamacare

October 4, 2013

The question we in Wyoming need to ask is, “Will our delegation continue this dangerous nonsense?” Given a clean continuing resolution, will they sign it …

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Living blue — and laughing about it — in a red state

July 9, 2013

As embarrassing conflicts roil the Republican party, state Dems find humor and opportunity.

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What’s in store for Wyoming energy?

November 9, 2012

Obama’s reelection has Wyoming’s government and energy industry leaders questioning what his administration is planning for energy production in his second term.

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Wyoming went big for Romney, GOP increased dominance at home

November 9, 2012

Wyoming voters gave modest increases to the Republican Party in the state legislature while strongly supporting Mitt Romney.

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Gun advocates made gains, but still factor in election

October 30, 2012

Obama’s election boosted the cause of gun-rights advocates — and the business of gun builders and retailers — complicating his path towards reelection.

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Who is contributing to the candidates?

October 12, 2012

WyoFile takes a look at the top 100 donors funding the campaigns of Wyoming’s congressional representatives, as well as the top in-state donors to Barack …

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Wyo. Republican and Democratic parties on a bumpy ride

September 11, 2012

While Wyoming Dems struggle to compete, Wyoming Republicans are dealing with accounting problems and in-party challenges.

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One Direction

August 17, 2012

If you ask Greg Kearney, Wyoming’s political spectrum sticks to one color and one color only.

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Eating Crow?

by The Sage Grouse May 24, 2012 May 24, 2012

CROW worries, correctly, that candidates who run as Republicans are really not clones of Cotton Mather. In many counties in this state if you want …

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Hot Flash Rush

by The Sage Grouse March 13, 2012 March 13, 2012

Hey Rush: don’t I remember you had a hydrocodone dependence problem? I bet the pills and the rehab, unsuccessful, were covered by health insurance. And …

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Societal Meltdown

by The Sage Grouse January 17, 2012 January 17, 2012

Societal Meltdown
Remember the shockingly sudden loss of civility during the debate over reform of what everyone knows is a failed health care system; loud, rude …

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LSO adds redistricting page

May 6, 2011

LSO adds redistricting page
This year Wyoming legislators will redraw the boundaries of areas from which representatives are elected to the legislature, and the process should …