lobbying

Irina Zhorov

Thanks to the occasional national scandal those who lobby government officials don’t always have the best reputation.  A lobbyist is someone who tries to persuade legislators to support measures that benefit his or her employer or special interest.  But while big money and gifts make a big difference on Capitol Hill, those involved in the legislative process say that in Wyoming…it’s more about trust and relationships.   Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports…

A group that lobbies to keep religion out of government is hoping to start a chapter in Wyoming.

Spokeswoman Lauren Anderson Youngblood with the Secular Coalition for America says they’re worried that lawmakers in Wyoming and various other states are considering legislation that would undermine the separation of church and state.