Yesterday Forbes Magazine published an article about the recent release of the 2013-2018 Wyoming state checkbooks by new State Auditor Kristi Racines. The article includes an interactive map of vendor locations.
The Wyoming Republican Party Platform emphasizes the role of Government as serving "we the people", the ultimate authorities. The transparency and accountability shown in the recent actions of Auditor Racines are due to a vigilant people continuing to insist that actions be taken to open Wyoming's books and shed light on spending in our state.
CHEYENNE, WY - The Wyoming Republican Party commends Governor Gordon for his Constitutional approach to the supplemental budget process. On the campaign trail last year Mark Gordon pledged to “…get Wyoming’s fiscal house in order.” After vetoing a variety of line items which were in conflict with Wyoming’s Constitution, Governor Gordon ensured that the promise made was a promise kept.
Legislative update – current 5:12 pm Monday, Feb 25
HB066 Lodging tax FAILED today in third reading. This bill would have imposed a 5% sales tax STATEWIDE on lodging services. Please take a moment and thank the legislators who opposed this tax.
Legislative update – current 5:30 am Mon Feb 25, 2019
House – The House floor schedule for today is a long list of 33 bills, many sponsored by Senate leaders and the Appropriation Committee, to be in 2ndreading, 2nd reading accelerated to 3rd reading, 3rd reading consent list, and 3rdreading.
Purpose: Implement work requirements for certain Medicaid recipients.
Latest Action: Fri Feb 22- Bill survived Committee of the Whole in the House on a 30-28 vote.
Flash Update – current 12:00 pm Friday 22 Feb 2019 Wyoming legislature
HB106 Party Affiliation Changes was voted down by the Senate Committee of the Whole today. The bill could be brought back by one of the "no" voters in the Senate, such an action would face stiff opposition to reintroduction and to the goal of ending crossover voting in the party nomination process on a primary election ballot. The bill digest provides details on votes and actions as the bill moved through both chambers.
HB 066 Lodging Tax - This bill passed out of the Senate Committee of the Whole today. READ THIS BILL CAREFULLY and call your legislators with questions or concerns.
It is possible that HB0220 The National Retail Fairness Act may still be brought back. If this is a concern to you text or email your Senator this afternoon.
HB0106, a bill that we have been following closely, is being heard this morning - Thursday, Feb. 21 - in the Senate.