O’Malley, whose department has been dogged by controversy since a deputy fatally shot a Laramie man, says he has long planned to retire in 2021.
Hemp could boost Wyoming’s agricultural sector, but industry proponents say policy delays, funding worries and overzealous law enforcement have slowed growth.
Cuts to the Department of Corrections, among the many budget reductions Gov. Mark Gordon called “devastating,” could decrease public safety both in and out of the state’s prisons.
A Laramie County judge threw out the drug trafficking charges Thursday, finding prosecutors lacked probable cause the farmers and hemp advocates intended to grow and distribute marijuana.
Ten people arrested or cited in Laramie during peaceful protests calling for police reform and supporting Black Lives Matter are asking for their citations to be dismissed.