social issues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Some say Wyoming lawmakers are inconsistent about personal freedoms when it comes to social issues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/some-say-wyoming-lawmakers-are-inconsistent-about-personal-freedoms-when-it-comes-social-issues <p>In recent years the state legislature has seen an increase in conservative Republicans who are focusing more on personal rights and freedoms.&nbsp;&nbsp;Those rights range from removing federal restrictions on gun laws, to voting against anything that might resemble a tax.&nbsp;&nbsp;They’ve had mixed success with this approach, but they see their role in the state legislature as important.&nbsp;&nbsp;But others wonder if they’re consistent.&nbsp;&nbsp;Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports from Cheyenne…</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:26:44 +0000 Bob Beck 36103 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Some say Wyoming lawmakers are inconsistent about personal freedoms when it comes to social issues Legislature to take on social issues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-take-social-issues <p>The Wyoming Legislature will take on just about every possible hot-button social issue this week, hearing bills on guns, abortion and same-sex marriage.</p><p>House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Republican from Gillette, says he's scheduled all the contentious social issue bills for hearings this week to save money on security.</p><p>Lubnau says the Legislature always increases its security when lawmakers consider gun and abortion issues because of the large crowds that typically turn out.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:02:30 +0000 The Associated Press 35826 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature to take on social issues