THE POWER-GRAB BILL
The proper balance of power between our elected officials is woven into our State Constitution. Each of our top five elected representatives (Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction) are responsible for overseeing their offices and responsible for carrying out specific tasks as defined by the constitution and statutes. By having to be elected to their positions every 4 years they are accountable to the citizens of Wyoming.
Some in our Wyoming Legislature, however, don’t seem to like having our elected officials be accountable to us for the decisions that are made. HB219, a bill currently under consideration in the Wyoming Legislature, is yet another power-grab intended to strip our State Treasurer of his financial management responsibilities and to assign those duties to yet another legislative committee and a bunch of bureaucrats. This bill would hand many of the State Treasurer’s duties office to individuals who have never been elected, have no accountability to the voters, do not have to answer for their decisions, and would be largely protected from being held responsible for the decisions they make.
HB219 is a bad idea. It would grow the size, scope, and power of government. It would remove accountability from our elected Treasurer. It seeks to fix something that isn’t broken. And it would make it difficult to hold anyone responsible for how Wyoming’s investments are handled.
⚠️ REMEMBER SENATE FILE 104 -- THE POWER-GRABBING ATTEMPT TO STRIP THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF HER POWERS 10 YEARS AGO? THIS IS SF104 ALL OVER AGAIN. WE DIDN’T ASK FOR IT, WE DON’T NEED IT, WE DON’T WANT IT. ⚠️
HB219 has passed the House. Contact your Senator (http://redistricting.state.wy.us/planviewer/#6.27/43.033/-107.553) and tell them to vote no on HB219 - the power-grab bill.