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Public policy shapes quality of life, and it tends to serve those who are most involved. From health, education and evolving social mores, WyoFile reports on what drives policy and examines what’s at stake.

Revenue committee advances tax-increase bills

Lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Committee last week in Thermopolis continued pushing Wyoming’s Legislature toward considering tax increases.

The committee requested six tax-related bill drafts from the Legislative Service Office. They included bills increasing taxes on property, beer and liquor,

Lawmakers choose waiting game for penitentiary

A single room in the Wyoming State Penitentiary controls the facility’s entire electrical system. Shifting soils beneath the prison’s foundations have at times made its roof leak. “If we ever get any water inside that transformer switch, it’ll create a