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Opinion: Fear and loathing in Wyoming’s politics, classrooms

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile The leaders of Wyoming’s Republican Party sure do love a good wedge issue. How better to divert attention from the fact that the state’s political super majority has all of...

Op-Ed: Canceling Keystone Pipeline could cost U.S. $15 billion

Opinion by hyperlinked Adam Andrzejewski/Waste of the Day via The Center Square The Keystone Pipeline System was supposed to create 11,000 American jobs in 2021, but President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the project....

Opinion: Don’t be cruel: Wyo can afford to treat mentally ill

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile The Wyoming Legislature’s confounding cuts to mental health and substance abuse treatment budgets will harm some of the state’s most vulnerable residents — and drive up costs to the state...

Opinion by Rod Miller: Finish the wall … in Gillette!

Opinion by Rod Miller, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  You’ve probably heard about the incident in Gillette a couple weeks ago wherein a transgender magician was scheduled to perform at...
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Community Opinion: Unwavering support of the UCHealth affiliation

Opinion By Christi Urman   Dear CCH Board, CEO, Campbell County Commissioners, I wish to submit my full, unwavering support of the UCHealth affiliation. I grew up in Gillette, Wyoming. I left for about 20 years and returned...

Opinion: Wyo doesn’t mind taxes — provided someone else pays them

Opinion by Dave Dodson, WyoFile About half the revenues into Wyoming’s general fund and budget reserve account come from mineral taxes. Those are paid by someone, just not us. And let’s not forget that if 60 million...
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Op-Ed: Biden needs a new regulatory agenda

Opinion By Ross Marchand-Taxpayers Protection Alliance, The Center Square It is up to every president to craft a sensible regulatory agenda that takes into account the full costs and benefits of new rules. Unfortunately, President...

Opinion: No more excuses, legislators: Wyo needs hate-crime law

Opinion By Kerry Drake, WyoFile I’ve watched Wyoming lawmakers debate hate crime bills for three decades without moving the needle a scintilla toward passage. After seeing the Joint Judiciary Committee discuss the issue at a meeting in Casper...

Opinion: Decarbonization – it’s the demand side, stupid

Opinion By Rupert Darwall/RealClearWire, The Center Square By any standard, the London meeting of finance ministers of the Group of Seven leading Western economies a week before the G7 leaders’ summit was historic. By committing...
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Opinion: Why I’m founding the Financial Innovation Caucus

Opinion By Senator Cynthia Lummis Wyoming has always boasted pioneers. We’re called the Equality State because we broke so many barriers for women. We also lead in the energy sector, as both the country’s biggest...