Category Archives: Legislation

ENDOW: Kiss Your Job Goodbye

By Bradley Harrington 

Brad Harrington

“A committee is the only known form of life with a hundred bellies and no brain.” — Robert Heinlein, “Methuselah’s Children,” 1958 —

Wyoming’s “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming” (ENDOW) bill was signed into law by Gov. Matt Mead back on March 3, and — now, as its first step of operation — its 25-member Council has recently been turned loose to solve our “economic diversity” issues:

“As part of the ENDOW Initiative Executive Council’s first meetings Thursday and Friday at Laramie County Community College, the group identified a number of those potential impediments to growth. It also assigned committees to tackle the problems.” (“ENDOW council identifies impediments to economic diversification,” WTE, May 13.) read more

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BREAKING: Violations of the Wyoming Constitution

This Complaint calls into issue matters of great public importance and concern over the pervasive efforts of the Wyoming Legislature to exceed its constitutional authority and to assume executive functions. At issue are contracts and actions taken with respect to what is known as the “Capitol Square Project.” Where the Legislature has been unwilling to constrain itself to its constitutional role, the Plaintiffs ask that the judiciary set the limits of the Legislature’s constitutional authority and restore the balance of powers, confining the Legislature to those powers prescribed to it by the Wyoming Constitution. This case represents only the latest in the inclination on the part of the Wyoming Legislature to exceed its constitutional authority. read more

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