WyoFile is committed to ensuring our readers have the verifiable, factual information they need to participate effectively in civic life, including pertinent information about what’s happening at the statehouse during the session. We believe Wyoming residents need to know where lawmakers stand on important issues and what interests might influence their decisions. WyoFile will examine the Legislature’s efforts to address Wyoming’s most pressing issues. Here’s the latest:

Gail Symons wants you to vote

Access to the ballot box is the one true equality in the United States, according to Symons, so she’s set out to build an informed Wyoming electorate.

This land is whose land? False ‘No Trespassing’ signs could become illegal

CHEYENNE—It’s not hard to find misleading “no trespassing” and “private property” signs erected on public land in Wyoming, a tactic used to dissuade people from trekking onto property they can legally access  Soon, however, adjoining private landowners and others who post that type of erroneous signage could face big fines. House Bill 147 – Unlawful…

Border wall funding bill fails following heated debate 

CHEYENNE—Sen. Larry Hicks (R-Baggs) doesn’t consider himself a racist, bigot or xenophobe.  In the majority floor leader’s office just off the Wyoming Senate gallery last week, he said that part of the promise of the United States is what it offers to immigrants: “the freest country in the world, prosperity and a better life.” The…

Tribal support for off-reservation hunting pact ‘evaporates’

Wyoming’s effort to sort out Native Americans’ off-reservation hunting rights in the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Herrera v. Wyoming, has lost official tribal support.  The legislative effort to strike an agreement, outlined in House Bill 83 – Tribal agreements to hunt and fish, had sweeping support in the statehouse, and even…

Senators spar over property tax relief

A heap of bills would ease the burden of rising property taxes for residents. One that would come at a cost to local government and education funding has lawmakers divided.