At 10 p.m. Tuesday, beneath near-empty galleries, outnumbered Democrats in Wyoming’s House mounted a doomed defense against a 48-hour waiting period on abortions.
As a week of budget amending wrapped up, the House and Senate took opposite positions on a $500,000 appropriation to help the next round of laid-off coal miners or other workers.
Photographer Mike Vanata captured images of the behind-the-scenes workers who keep the Wyoming Capitol clean, safe and running smoothly.
Lawmakers and observers typically mark change by the two-year budget cycle. Sometimes a longer-sight-line comparison is critical, and illuminating.
Extreme ‘human heartbeat’ bill would effectively ban all abortions in the state.