Conservative state lawmakers meet this week to discuss energy policy under Trump, including Gillette’s Integrated Test Center.
The behind-the-scenes lobby group American Lands Council gets some of its funding from taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Tom Lubnau (R-Gillette) and Rep. David Miller introduced House Bill 27 that borrows language from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Mead owes Wyoming residents an explanation about why he participated in ALEC's recent D.C. summit, effectively showing state support for the group's attempt to further erode the rights of working Americans while financially benefiting corporations.
Though members of Wyoming's citizen Legislature pride themselves on being closely connected to their constituents, voters might be surprised to learn that some laws proposed and passed in Cheyenne are first shaped by state lawmakers and major corporations during privately funded junkets in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. As the 2011 legislative session convenes this week, some watchdog groups — and at least one legislator — are calling for better disclosure from lobbyists and greater transparency from groups that seek to influence or propose specific laws.