The state’s dependence on fossil fuel revenues makes lawmakers and other officials bend to industry wills at the expense of our landscape, wildlife, clean air and water.
“I guess I’d like to see more out of our Legislature… Just what are we going to do? What’s the plan?” said Gillette mayor Louise Carter-King.
Wyoming Public Defender Diane Lozano let courts, officials know that inadequate state funding would lead to lack of representation for poor defendants. Then she followed through.
Corporate income tax would have helped fund public schools, but many state senators decided their own reelection campaigns were more important.
The session gets the attention, but the Legislature relies on the interim — the 48 or 50 weeks between sessions — to get the job done.