Cowboy State Daily Provides Most Comprehensive Legislative Coverage In History of Wyoming

Not only is Cowboy State Daily providing the most comprehensive legislative coverage of 2023, we will surpass any efforts in Wyoming history.

Jimmy Orr

January 16, 20234 min read

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By Jimmy Orr, executive editor

Dear reader:

First, welcome to new subscribers. We’ve topped 41,000 subscribers on our morning newsletter. If you just joined us, welcome.

Last month when we started planning our legislative coverage, our goals were two-fold: 

Provide the most comprehensive coverage of the session in 2023. 

Provide the most comprehensive coverage of any legislative session in Wyoming history.

We’re doing both. We asked state political reporter Leo Wolfson to quarterback the effort and he’s delivered.

In the first four days of the session we’ve written over 40 articles (below) and others are on deck. All of our stories are original too. You won’t see articles published by other news organizations on Cowboy State Daily. We pride ourselves on original content.

Nearly everyone on our staff is contributing to the legislative coverage and will continue to do so. Plus, this year, we have photographer Matt Idler who is visually capturing the events. This paid off on Friday, when Matt spotted State Sen. Brian Boner taking care of his 18-month-old son during the session.

We also realize that many of our readers are more casual observers of the yearly gathering of legislators.

To that end, we haven’t forsaken coverage of other Wyoming news events. We’ll continue to provide full coverage of Wyoming news every single day.

We’re expanding too. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Bill Would Give Wyoming More Control Over Rare Earth Byproducts Now Dominated By China

Legislative Preview: Gov. Gordon To Give State Of The State To More Conservative Legislature

Driskill Expects ‘Utmost Decorum And Respect’ During Legislative Session

Don’t Have A Cow: State Vet Urges Lawmakers To Clarify Cattle Disease Policy

Wyoming Lawmakers To Consider $1.3 Million For Upton To Build Landfill Transfer Station

Ninth Time’s A Charm – Medicaid Expansion Again On Docket For Wyoming Lawmakers

Changing Terms Of Federal Act Could Mean More Money For Wyoming Schools

Wyoming Farmer Says She’s Sick Of Having To Pay For Neighbor’s Fences

Cat Urbigkit: Bill Would Ban Foreign Ownership of Ag Lands in Wyoming

No Last Minute Surprise Coup From Jennings As Albert Sommers Named Speaker Of The House

Trump Says He Wanted Bo Biteman To Run For Governor Against Gordon

Bill Would Set State Policies For School Expulsions, Suspensions In Wyoming

Bill To Address Sexually Graphic Books In School Libraries Likely Unconstitutional, Says Top Free-Speech Lawyer

Wyoming Legislators Wonder If $100,000 Carcass Disposal Program Is Dead

Unused For 15 Years, Wyoming Legislators Move To Kill Apprenticeship Program

Senate Passes Bill Tightening Rules About How Much Landowners Have To Pay For Others’ Fences

Bill To Grant Wyoming More Control Of Rare Earth Permitting Moves Out Of Committee

Chuck Gray Scores Victory With Defeat Of Bill That Would Have Prevented Ballot Inspections

Gordon Slams Biden, Urges Legislators To Be Fiscally Conservative With $2 Billion Surplus

Bill Would Raise Community College Construction Without Approval Threshold To $500,000

Now That State Collects Mineral Taxes Monthly, Lawmakers Work To Streamline Payout Process

There Are Useful Career Training Programs For Wyoming Students – But No One Knows About Them

In Reversal, Gordon Supports Medicaid Expansion For Postpartum Care

Bill Protects Site Near Ghost Town Of Sunrise Connected to Wyoming’s Ancient Red Ocher Mine

Bill Would Clarify Grazing Management On State Leased Lands

Committee OKs Up To 200% Hike For Nonresident Wyoming Hunting Tags

Legislators Worried About Californication Of Wyoming, Introduce Bill Protecting Rodeos

Bill Would Establish $40 Million Trust For Wyoming Suicide Call Centers

New Effort Introduced To Strip Chuck Gray Of Election Oversight

No Hunting Tag Hikes: Senate Rejects Bill To Raise Nonresident Fees By Up To 200%

No More Spanking In Wyoming Schools? Legislation Moves Forward To Crack Down On It

Wyoming Legislators Say No To $40 Million Expense To Build Bike Routes And Paths In State

Bill Would Ban New Foreign Ownership Of Any Agricultural Land In Wyoming

Bill Would Give Schools In Wyoming’s Richest Counties More Money For Teachers

Pair Of Trooper K-9s Keep Wyoming Capitol Safe During Legislative Session

Deacon Says Extending Medicaid Not ‘Fiery Pit Of Socialism’ As Bill Moves Forward

Take That, California! Wyoming Legislators Draft Resolution Banning Electric Vehicles By 2035

Private Wind Farms Want State To Keep Assessment Authority; Wyo Counties Say That Blows

I-80 Off-Road Vehicle Pass-Thru Could Boost Tourism In Southwest Wyoming, Supporters Say

Daddy Day Care From The Floor Of The Wyoming Senate

Bill Would Make Drone ‘Trespassing’ In Wyoming A Crime, But Some Say It’s Too Lenient

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.