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Judge deems Wyo’s polling-place buffer zones unconstitutional

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled last week that Wyoming’s ban on electioneering within 100 yards of a polling place on election day violates the First Amendment. Why it matters: The decision...
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State focusing remaining CARES dollars on business tax relief

By Joel Funk, WyoFile Wyoming’s plans for more than $1 billion in federal recovery funds related to the COVID-19 pandemic took on more definition Monday with an emphasis on tax relief for businesses. Multiple pieces of...

Cheney sets fundraising records, as challengers surge

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney outraised all of her challengers combined by more than $1.2 million from April through June, campaign finance records show, giving her a dominant financial advantage roughly one...

Fewer ‘recapture’ districts spell trouble for school funding

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile For the first time in decades, Campbell County will not send excess revenue to the state’s School Foundation Program, the primary statewide school fund. The county’s shift from a “recapture” to an...

Biden administration slated to pick new Wyoming judge

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Nancy Freudenthal, U.S. District Judge for the District of Wyoming, announced in June she will be assuming senior status, a phase of semi-retirement that will likely bring the judge to the final...

Study: American Rescue Plan funding represents 22.7% budget increase for Wyoming

By Robert Davis, The Center Square A study of federal relief spending details how significant of an impact the first deployment of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds will be for Wyoming. According to the study by PEW...

Wyoming GOP official asked congressmen for help ousting Cheney

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Breaking with the longstanding norm of intraparty candidate neutrality, a Wyoming Republican Party official asked members of Congress for help vetting potential challengers to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s...
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Campaign data illustrates Gore’s growing influence in Wyo politics

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile When Susan Gore arrived in Wyoming more than two decades ago, the heir to the Gore-Tex fortune was a minor player in the state’s politics. Campaign finance documents show limited involvement in Wyoming politics...
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Sweeping redesign of state’s mental-health-services policy underway

By Joel Funk, WyoFile Wyoming is redesigning how it provides behavioral health services, and while most of the details are still to be determined, it seems clear fewer people will qualify for state-funded treatment. The...

Gordon evaluating U.S.-Mexico border situation for ways to help

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) Gov. Mark Gordon is evaluating the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas before responding to a request from the governors of...