House

We just heard legislators discussing some of the issues of the past session, but we also chatted with some who attended the session.  Wyoming Public Radio intern Erin Jones got some reaction from a variety of onlookers.   

This November, incumbent US House representative Cynthia Lummis will defend her seat against a democrat and three third-party candidates. Among them, physician Daniel Cummings, Constitution Party candidate and owner of a family practice in Casper, Wyoming. If elected to the US house, he says he would do his part to stop any increased spending, which he believes could eventually create a state of national violence and collapse.

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and Democrat Chris Henrichsen both ran unopposed in today’s primaries, and they’ll be facing each other in November.

The two candidates say they have different approaches to working with their colleagues across the aisle.

Lummis says ending the stalemate in Congress is simple.

The Wyoming House approved a measure that some are calling anti-woman. 

The bill called “Resolution-conscience rights” sponsored by Casper Republican Bob Brechtel calls on President Obama to reverse a rule requiring insurance coverage of all approved contraceptive and sterilization methods.  

On the final day of budget debate, the Wyoming House of Representatives denied funding to try and remove some of those on the waiting list for developmental disability services. Jackson Representative Keith Gingery says there is a need to get people off waiting lists as soon as possible and asked the House to approve 3-point-five million dollars to make a difference. “The quicker you can get to a child at an early age, the better they are going to do," Gingery said.

House shoots down gun bill

Feb 15, 2012

The Wyoming House of Representatives narrowly defeated a bill that would have kept local government from banning guns from open meetings.  It surrounded a ban implemented by the Casper City Council. 

Evansville Republican Kendell Kroeker offered a bill that would have led to sanctions for entities that implemented a gun ban.