Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How did our two Democratic presidential candidates fare in each of the Wyoming county caucuses? Let cartoon Hillary and Bernie show you

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wyoming Political News 7-15-2013

Poll: Wyoming residents love delegation, hate Congress Wyoming voters seldom blame their lawmakers for the problems in Washington, said James King, head of the political science department at the University of Wyoming. Only 10 percent of Americans approve of Congress, according to a recent Gallop Poll. But the nation’s disdain for lawmakers doesn’t follow them back home, King said.

Hill probe takes lawmakers to uncharted territory CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will have little precedent to guide them as they look into allegations against Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. The Legislature’s Management Council voted on Friday to assign a special committee to follow up on a report released by the governor’s office last month.

In the nation's fifth biggest education spender, 1 in 5 Wyoming students will not graduate For the chairman of the Wyoming Senate Education Committee, high school graduation rates are a matter of fiscal responsibility. "We're spending a huge amount of money on education, and don't feel like we're getting the results we want," Sen. Hank Coe, R-Cody, said

Gov. Mead says he intends to push for state employee raises in next legislative session CHEYENNE, Wyoming — While Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the next legislative session, some senior lawmakers said they intend to keep a close eye on all spending requests due to challenges in the state's energy-based economy.

Dismantle ObamaCare, Enzi says in weekly Republican address Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) on Saturday pressed for the dismantling of President Obama’s healthcare law, as Republicans rev up their battle against the measure. Enzi’s message, in the GOP weekly address, comes more than a week after the Obama administration delayed the employer mandate, a key plank in the law that forces certain businesses – under the threat of penalty – to provide insurance coverage for employees.

 hat tip to Jose Javier Gamboa

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Platte County Democrats Meeting on January 23rd, 2012

Platte County Democrats will meet at the First State Bank Conference Center in Guernsey on Monday, January 23rd, 7 pm. Speakers include Bob Vernon-Kubicheka, Wyoming State Director of Obama for America, and Robin Van Ausdall, Executive Director of the Wyoming Democratic Party. Please attend, and bring a friend!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Platte County Democrats to Meet Tomorrow Night

Platte County Democrats,

We will meet Monday, November 28, 2011, at the First State Bank Conference
Center at 7pm.

Pete Gosar ran for Governor in 2010 and will be the featured speaker.

Chris Kanwischer, Platte County Clerk, is tracking the redistricting effort
and will provide insight on this important issue.

Please plan to attend and bring your friends. It will be informative and

Terry R. Jones

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rev. Rodger McDaniel to speak on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Press Release from the Platte County Democratic Party:
The public is invited to hear Rev. Rodger McDaniel speak on the topic of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The talk will take place on Wednesday, May 25th at the First State Bank Conference Center in Wheatland at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will also welcome questions from the audience.

Rev. Rodger McDaniel served in the Wyoming legislature from 1971-1981, was the Democratic Party nominee for US Senate in 1982, practiced law for 18 years, and was the Director of Habitat for Humanity operations in Nicaragua from 1991-1992. He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Iliff School of Theology, and is an currently the pastor at Highlands Presbyterian Church after serving as director Wyoming Department of Family Services and head of the state's mental health and substance abuse programs for 8 years.

Refreshments will be served following the Q&A. The event is being sponsored by the Platte County Democratic Party.
Hope you can make it!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Platte County Meetings with reps for Enzi, Barrasso and Lummis

Courtesy of Gail Heimbuck (thanks Gail!)
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their representatives are scheduled to hold Office Hours in Platte County on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
Their schedule will be:
Guernsey - Town Hall, 81 West Whalen Street, 10 – 10:30 am
Wheatland – Town Hall, 600 9th Street, 11 am – 12 pm
Area residents are encouraged to stop by during these times to discuss matters regarding the federal government. All comments and concerns will be relayed to Senators Barrasso and Enzi and Rep Lummis.
For more information, please call Jamie Gronski at 307-772-2451.

Representative Cynthia Lummis will be in Wheatland on Thursday, May 19th at the Platte County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon that will held at the Wheatland Country Club beginning at Noon. She will be giving a Legislative update. Call the Chamber at 322-2322 to RSVP for the luncheon.
If you can attend one of these meetings, please do so! If you haven't heard, our three representatives were recently in the news for being supportive of a U.S. constitutional "repeal amendment" to give individual states to the ability to say "This part of our federal law doesn't apply to us." It's doubtful the legislation would pass through congress, but the implication is that they don't feel Wyoming should have to obey the laws of our union, our UNITED states. I feel the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall!" would be applicable to this situation.