Cheyenne, WY – Two Wyoming officials seeking re-election have used their state vehicles on the campaign trail and some lawmakers say they have concerns with the practice.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride and state
Treasurer Joe Meyer say their use of state vehicles to campaign is
incidental to official business and say they haven't done anything
State ethics law bars officials from using public equipment for
campaigning unless it's incidental to state business. The law also
requires officials to reimburse the state for any additional
McBride and Meyer say they haven't reimbursed the state for
extra costs. But they emphasize that they pay federal income taxes
on personal and official use of the state vehicles.