The Casper Republican’s unconventional repeat as Speaker of the House could provide much-needed ballast amid stormy politics, Drake writes.
Voters in three conservative western states overruled their legislators and expanded medicaid through ballot initiatives during the midterm elections — but not Wyoming.
In an interview Gov. Matt Mead said he vetoes budget items where legislators overstep their boundaries, and bills that he finds poorly written.
Speaker Steve Harshman declared victory on the House floor after cuts were held to $27 million, far less than some senators wanted.
Lax disclosure requirements, “class” membership exemptions and colleague pressure make Wyoming legislative recusals few and far between.