Secretary of State Chuck Gray, two lawmakers and an anti-abortion group won't be allowed to join the legal battle over Wyoming's two new abortion bans.
Two hard-line lawmakers and Secretary of State Chuck Gray want to intervene in the legal battle over Wyoming's abortion bans.
The request follows the group of plaintiffs' successful motion to halt enforcement of the Right is a Human Life Act — a broader abortion ban.
Gordon and Wyoming's attorney general argue Gray's involvement in his official capacity would "muddy the waters of who speaks for the State of Wyoming" in a lawsuit.
Secretary of State Gray joined two lawmakers and Right to Life Wyoming, an anti-abortion advocacy group, in a new attempt to intervene in a court battle over abortion access.
Abortion opponents have enjoyed success in the Wyoming Legislature in the past two years. But navigating the courts has proven more challenging.
Some lawmakers think government has a role in providing support for new mothers, but many anti-abortion advocates are wary of expanding government social programs.
Gov. Mark Gordon signed an extension of Medicaid postpartum coverage into law Friday after a winding road in the Legislature. The move will benefit an estimated 1,250 Wyoming mothers.
The "Life is a Human Right Act" will head to the governor, but not without significant changes.
Members of the far-right Wyoming Freedom Caucus joined Democrats to vote in favor of ending discussion on bills Monday night, leaving nine bills to perish without floor debate.
Wyoming's most sweeping anti-abortion bill is moving forward again after lawmakers added back exemptions for rape and incest.
The bill, which would eliminate rape and incest exemptions for abortion, would die if Senate president Ogden Driskill chooses not to assign it to a Senate committee.
Several lawyers say they believe that the current attempt to assert legislative authority over the judicial branch’s powers is unprecedented -- and unconstitutional -- in Wyoming.
Abnormally high number of bills perished after failing to meet deadlines, leaving lawmakers divided on what that says about the House and its leadership.
Lawmakers have for a decade rejected attempts to expand Medicaid in Wyoming. That clock for the latest effort is expected to run out Monday.
Two GOP legislators who are attorneys worried the bill could backfire and unravel any abortion ban in Wyoming. The bill's sponsor called the constitutionality questions "fear mongering."
Although two bills addressing the expansion and extension of Medicaid coverage passed through House committees last week, leadership in the Wyoming Legislature said they may not get much farther.
The legislation would prevent abortion in cases of incest or rape and allow prosecutors and the Wyoming attorney general to sue abortion providers.
The House voted to adopt an amendment requiring a two-thirds vote to overrule the speaker's and majority floor leader's decisions around when and if bills get heard.
The rule allows lawmakers to change the order of bills that the House majority floor leader sets with a simple majority vote, which caucus sympathizers said could be used to usurp the majority floor leader's power.
Lawmakers will descend on the state Capitol on Tuesday for the 2023 legislative session. This year's session will serve as a benchmark for the rightward drift of Wyoming's politics.
The Wyoming Freedom Caucus announced its official launch Wednesday, signaling the group's intention to take a more aggressive approach to promoting hard-line conservative legislation.
With freshmen lawmakers taking over almost half of Wyoming's House of Representatives, more senior lawmakers have their work cut out for them to get their colleagues up to speed.
A group of conservative state lawmakers are demanding UW "reverse the direction that the culture of our university is taking."
In the months leading up to the 2022, Wyoming Republicans used all types of terms to describe themselves and each other, from “true conservatives” to “traditional Republicans.”