People’s Review: LIVE! What happened in Cheyenne?

April 9, 2021 Powerful grassroots momentum helped garner broad, historic support for a number of important bills at this year’s legislative session, including a bill to expand Medicaid eligibility and one to repeal the death penalty in the state. Next week, policy experts and advocates from the ACLU of Wyoming, the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and …

Medicaid Expansion Bill Advances to House Floor with Strong Support from the Public and House Members

March 18, 2021 CHEYENNE—Tonight the House Revenue Committee passed House Bill 162, a bill that will increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, hard-working Wyoming residents who are currently uninsured. Healthy Wyoming, a coalition of dozens of groups across working to expand the Medicaid health insurance program in Wyoming, has worked tirelessly to advance bills in both chambers during the 66th Wyoming …

New Report: Key Policy Changes Would Ensure More Wyoming Women in Elected Office

February 26, 2021

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF), in partnership with the Equality State Policy Center (ESPC) today released a policy brief on Wyoming Women in Elected Roles. The six-page report was prepared by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming. It is part of a series of briefs the partners are working on to examine the current status of women in various areas that impact economic self-sufficiency.

People’s Review: LIVE! The Real Cost of Defunding Education in Wyoming

December 14, 2020 LARAMIE, Wyo — As part of its monthly People’s Review: Live! online series, the nonpartisan Equality State Policy Center will host a panel of education policy experts to discuss how Wyoming should balance the need to address revenue declines with its constitutional obligation to educate its citizens. The roundtable discussion, “The Real Cost of Defunding Education in Wyoming,” will …

Media Release: Absentee Voting

July 29, 2020 Equality State Policy Center Urges Voters to Mail Absentee Ballots Early LARAMIE, Wyo — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of protecting public health, the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office and county clerks across Wyoming are encouraging voters to consider using absentee ballots to cast their votes this year. The Equality State Policy …

Media Release: ESPC Focuses on Women’s Leadership in Wyoming

July 10, 2020 ESPC Focuses on Women’s Leadership in Wyoming LARAMIE, Wyo — Throughout July, the Equality State Policy Center is focusing on women’s leadership in Wyoming with online trainings and an upcoming episode of the People’s Review: Live! This month’s People’s Review: Live!, When Women Vote: Women’s Suffrage, Voter Access & Women’s Representation, will be online on Thursday, July …

ESPC’s Proposal to Improve the Ethics & Disclosure Act

May 4, 2020 Joint Judiciary Interim Committee RE: Proposed Improvements to the Wyoming Ethics and Disclosure Act Dear Chairman Nethercott, Chairman Kirkbride, and members of the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee: As requested, here is the Equality State Policy Center’s proposal for improving the Wyoming Ethics and Disclosure Act. We believe the language in 9-13-106 of this law can be strengthened …