Reports & Newsletters

2015 Legislative Session Report

Report reviews ESPC priorities and issues during Wyoming’s 63rd legislative session and looks forward to work in the future.

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The Wind River Reservation Boundary Dispute – Some Facts

This June 12, 2014 Equality State Policy Center report explains the admnistrative and legal process behind the Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) determination that 171,000 acres of Wind River Reservation land opened to white settlement in 1905 remains within the boundaries of reservation. For simplicity’s sake, the report is in FAQ format. ESPC June 12, 2014 report

“Preventable Deaths: Safety and Health in Wyoming”

This April 28, 2014 Equality State Policy Center report was put together under the auspices of the Wyoming Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (WyCOSH). It includes stories of two men whose sons were killed at work in Wyoming. The report looks at the effect of enforcement actions at the Sinclair Refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming. It concludes with a list of recommended changes in state law, state safety and health rules, and company behavior that WyCOSH believes will make working in Wyoming safer and healthier for all workers and their employers. WyCOSH April 28, 2014 report

Spring 2013 Newsletter

The Equality State Policy Center’s 2013 Spring Newsletter reviews the Legislature’s General Session, which featured numerous attacks on legal protections for workers and a debate of Medicaid Expansion. The Legislature took a few small steps toward ensuring the civil rights of LGBTQ residents of Wyoming but did not reach those goals. The newsletter also reports on two worker safety bills that passed, efforts to shore up Wyoming’s public pension system, and changes to Wyoming’s campaign finance system. It includes a look ahead at the Legislature’s plans for the 2013 interim work, and reports on Workers Memorial Day and a challenge to a March water and sewer district election in Torrington. ESPC Spring 2013 Newsletter.

Summer 2012 Newsletter

The Equality State Policy Center’s 2012 Summer Newsletter details results from one of our most successful legislative sessions in years. It also reports briefly on our organizing efforts and looks ahead to the need to sustain Wyoming’s public pension system. ESPC_Summer2012_Newsletter.pdf

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Reports from the 2011 session of the Wyoming

The State of Working Wyoming

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Reports

The Equality State Policy Center’s 2010 State of Working Wyoming provides information on family economic self-sufficiency and the state’s significant gender wage gap. It also looks at Wyoming’s dependence on mineral revenues and the link between state spending and jobs for Wyoming’s people. 2010 Report 2008 Report

Mining Taxes in 10 Western States

Mining Taxes in 10 Western States Report (April 2008) Mining Taxes in 10 Western States Appendix A (April 2008)

Tax Repeals

Repeal Pollution Control Tax Exemption (February 2010) Repeal Manufacturing Tax Exemption (February 2010)

2009 Wyoming Legislature – A Nuts & Bolts Session

How does the Wyoming Legislature affect you? Click here to read the full report.

Worker Unions Mean Better Wages

There wage advantage of unionization (Winter 2008)

Access to Health Care

The #1 economic worry for many Wyomingites is: What if I get sick? (Winter 2008)

2006 Wyoming Legislature – The Vision Thing?

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2005 Wyoming Legislature – Working BETTER for Wyoming Citizens

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ESPC Perspectives on the Issues Volume 1

Stewardship for the Future: Restore Wyoming Coal Taxes (May 2003)

ESPC Perspectives on the Issues Volume 2

Why Wyoming Needs Complete Lobbyist Reporting (August 2003)

ESPC Perspectives on the Issues Volume 3

Who Pays for Wyoming Legislative Campaigns? (October 2003)

ESPC Perspectives on the Issues Volume 4

Wyoming Families: Working Hard, Earning Less (December 2003)