Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thoughts on the Upcoming 2016 Legislative Session

by Representative Allen JaggiAllenJaggi

Editor:

The Wyoming Legislature is about ready to start its 20-day budget session. The budget session has always been a disappointment for me. The reasons are time and money. Only one day is used to explain the approximately $3 billion that is proposed to be spent by the governor first then JAC. The requests that do detail the budget proposals come in thousands of pages of agency requests. It is more than can be understood without questioning many of the requests. Legislative leadership always says we can ask questions as long as we want. But we are given one day to ask questions, but by 7:00 p.m., after 8+ hours of debate, it is more than one can absorb. After we adjourn, some legislators still have committee meetings to attend, along with agency heads, staff and members of the public who have been patiently waiting. Is one day enough time to really understand all the funding needs of all agencies, cities and counties, education, etc.? Is it fair to citizens who are trying to follow the budget discussion? read more

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Bundy Affidavit

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the District of Oregon

United States of America v. Ammon BUNDY, Jon RITZHEIMER, Joseph O’SHAUGHNESSY, Ryan PAYNE, Ryan BUNDY, Brian CAVALIER, Shawna COX, Peter SANTILLI,

{AKA: Bundy Affidavit}

CRIMINAL COMPLAINT

Offense Description:

18 U.S.C. § 372 Conspiracy to Impede Officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats … (document below)

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Whitewater Cowboy

By Jonesy of Jackson Hole, aka Maury JonesMauryJones

The grandkids called me up one day and said “to the Snake River” they was headed to play. They urged me get off my pony and come, to ride on their raft and have lots of fun. Well, I been workin’ quite hard, I could use a break. Fixin’ fence and buckin’ hay are making my back ache. So against my better judgement I decided to go. “Come on, Grandpa Jonesy!” they pleaded. I couldn’t say no.

We met at West Table Creek, according to plan. They was wearin’ swim togs and had a beautiful tan. My western shirt and jeans looked quite out of place. My cowboy hat and boots they said they’d replace. In the trunk of their car they found t-shirt and cap, which sort of fit, but on me looked like crap. But try as they might they couldn’t find shorts, but it was plain my Wranglers was quite out of sorts. So I took out my Leatherman and cut above the knees. My lilly-white legs could now feel the breeze. And what a sight they were, having never seen sun, the color of Mayonaise, the grandkids poked fun. I insisted my boots would have to stay on, a mighty tough argument but I finally won. So now somewhat decked out in rafting attire I was ready for anything, no matter how dire. read more

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2016 Budget Session Info

The 2016 Budget Session will convene with the Joint Session of the Wyoming Legislature and the Governor’s State of the State address on February 8 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Jonah Business Center located at 3001 E Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

The Legislative Service Office will provide public tours of the legislative facilities in the Jonah Business Center on January 21 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please meet in the building’s center atrium.

Below is the “A Guide to the Temporary Home of the Wyoming Legislature During the Historic Capitol Square Project”. It provides directions, tentative schedule, building layout and parking information, and a lot more. read more

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