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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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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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It’s official: The crazies are in charge of U.S. House

September 24, 2013

This week Republicans in the U.S. House voted for the 42nd time to defund Obamacare, then cut $40 billion from the food stamp program.

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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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Senators should reconsider immigration reform

June 18, 2013

Sens Enzi and Barrasso were among 15 GOP senators who voted against debate of bipartisan immigration reform, a measure that a majority of Wyomingites support.

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GOP blasts White House request to boost fracking study funds

April 30, 2013

The GOP criticized an Obama administration request for additional funds in an ongoing fracking study into the practice’s health and safety consequences.

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Why is the GOP so willing to throw people out of work?

March 5, 2013

Sen. John Barrasso says the president is trying to scare Americans about sequester cuts, but it’s the GOP’s plan we should fear.

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When a fiscal conservative is too good to be true

January 29, 2013

Cheyenne loves Department of Health Director Tom Forslund’s data, but fights to escape his conclusions.

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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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ALEC Model Bill Group Triggers Calls for Transparency

October 16, 2012

WyoFile contributor Gregory Nickerson analyzes the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in state policy positions.

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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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Moving On Up

October 9, 2012

Greg Kearney pays tribute to Joe Meyer, the recently deceased treasurer of Wyoming.

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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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Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production

August 28, 2012

Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production
An oil pipeline in Jefferson County, Texas. Republicans in Wyoming and the federal government have recently rolled out a …

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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 …