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Wyoming’s Taxes Determine Wyoming’s Future: A Conversation with Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Wyoming Senator Cale Case

CHEYENNE, Wyo — On Wednesday, January 31, grassroots initiative Wyoming Tax Facts will host a Tax Facts Lunch & Learn webinar on Wyoming’s tax structure with Former Governor Dave Freudenthal—author of the recent book “Wyoming: The Paradox of Plenty”—and Wyoming Senator Cale Case, former Chairman of the Senate Revenue Committee. Moderated by Sue Sommers, the …

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PRESS RELEASE: Equality State Policy Center Pushes Back on Wyoming Secretary of State’s Proposed Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2023 Media Contact: Marissa Carpio, Policy Director, mcarpio@equalitystate.org, 307-228-4163 The Equality State Policy Center Pushes Back on Wyoming Secretary of State’s Proposed Rule Related to Voting Rights LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Equality State Policy Center is working to fulfill its mission by taking significant steps to promote transparency and accountability in …

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OP-ED Highlight: Underhanded campaign tactics in Wyoming must be addressed

Seasons greetings friends! My op-ed last month was focused on anonymous political mailers that have been attacking current citizen lawmakers. This sort of political campaigning is disrespectful to all involved: I hope the next time you find a piece of campaign mail waiting for you, you take a minute to think critically about who sent it …

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What Does ESG Have To Do With Wyoming?

Over the summer, the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved a new policy that will require the disclosure of ESG principles for a company doing business with our state. In the August SLIB meeting, the Secretary of State and the Board were concerned that the usage of ESG policies would hurt Wyoming by investors excluding its main industries– oil, gas, and coal.

Some Wyoming organizations don’t see it that way.

OP-ED Highlight: Election Reform should not be taken lightly

This year, our Wyoming Legislature introduced more than two dozen election-related bills, nearly 8% of the total number of bills introduced this session. Based on this volume alone, one might presume that the credibility or security of Wyoming’s election system is in doubt.

That presumption would be wrong.

Re-cap SHAPE WY 2023

ESPC hosted our first in-person SHAPE Wyoming grassroots lobbyist training, January 23rd in three years. We were grateful to have activists from every corner of the state join us to learn about advocating, lobbying, and using their stories to affect change.

Even in the Equality State, Women Still Get Paid Less

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation WYWF, in partnership with ESPC and the Wyoming Council for Women, released a new report entitled The Wage Gap in Wyoming in 2022: How Gender, Race and Ethnicity Affect Pay Equity.

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