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GOP vows to pass Keystone — later if Senate doesn't vote for it today

GOP vows to pass Keystone — later if Senate doesn't vote for it today

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.

November 18, 2014 11:45 amLoading…

Lawmakers wait on campaign disclosure bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative panel has tabled a proposed bill that would tighten the state's campaign contribution laws.

November 16, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming committee considers privacy issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative task force proposal to change the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy is set to go before a committee this week.

November 10, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

George F. Will: 6 things Republicans must do now

WASHINGTON — Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governan…

November 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

October 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Panel vote endorses protecting employee privacy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A panel led by state lawmakers has endorsed a series of bills designed to better protect employees' personal Internet accounts from their employers.

September 19, 2014 1:36 pmLoading…

US Senate OKs Jackson courthouse conveyance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County has won approval in the U.S. Senate.

September 11, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Montana voters will decide whether to keep Election Day registration

Montana voters will decide whether to keep Election Day registration

HELENA — Montana voters will decide in November whether to end a nine-year practice of Election Day voter registration for future elections.

September 03, 2014 1:42 pmLoading…

Montana to appeal judge's immigrant law ruling

HELENA — Montana's attorney general plans to appeal a judge's ruling that a voter-approved law requiring immigration checks of anybody applying for state services goes against federal immigration laws.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Congress must sue to stop lawless president

WASHINGTON — What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" — making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled…

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George F. Will: The cost of campaign finance restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, “10,000 campaign finance laws.” He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota’s chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, Sanders represe…

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Wyoming state lawmaker wants to revisit marijuana

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming state legislator whose bid to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana failed this session isn't giving up on the idea, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.

May 20, 2014 9:11 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: State control: Georgia gun supremacists' folly

WASHINGTON — Have we gone stark raving mad?

May 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Heavy hand of IRS hits Detroit shop keepers

FLINT, Mich. — Earnest moralists lament Americans’ distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand.

May 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: How Arizona's anti-gay bill would have hurt religion

WASHINGTON — Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

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Wyoming lawmakers take aim at EPA

The Wyoming Legislature continued its saber rattling against the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, voting in favor of a bill that earmarks money to fight the agency in court and passing a joint resolution that recognizes the state’s ability to keep its own emissions standards rather…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: No ground for 'stand your ground'

WASHINGTON — The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide for as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they’ll achieve. And at its best, the law can h…

February 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Marijuana injustices: Some penalized while others smoke free

WASHINGTON — I have no desire to smoke marijuana, partly because doing so might drive me back to the cigarette habit I broke two decades ago. I don’t want to be one of those “cool parents” who pretend to be as culturally advanced as their kids. In my case, that’s a ridiculous aspiration anyway.

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Guest opinion: Is Obamacare already a failure?

The torrent of criticism that has accompanied the opening of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act — known as Obamacare — has continued unabated. Republicans say the problems with the program’s websites (and with some private insurance customers having their old policies c…

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George F. Will: O'Connell would fashion needed immigration compromise

WASHINGTON — One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. This helps explain why “comprehensive” immigration reform is foundering: Too few of today’s legislators know what happened 163 years ago.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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