Public access is a major issue in Wyoming for the upcoming election. The primary objective of the Wyoming Hunters and Anglers Alliance (WYHAA) is to support public lands and keep them public. I agree with their goals. However, a recent mailing by WYHAA contains misleading statements about Bill Haley, who is running as Republican candidate for House District 46. This mailing implies Bill will not be an advocate for public land access. I do not often vote Republican, but I can’t let this misinformation go unchallenged. I don’t know anyone else on Wyoming’s ballot at any level who has done more for public access in Albany County than Bill Haley.
We are writing in support of the re-election of Cathy Connolly to the Wyoming State legislature.
In citing the “gender pay gap,” as a pressing problem, Marc Homer’s guest column in the Oct. 20 edition was well-intended, but not particularly accurate.”Pay gap” citations fail to take into account the levels of education, fields of study and occupations women gravitated toward. Or, the number of days and hours worked by women and men in the same field.
To the Editor:
When it comes to Wyoming’s economy, is hoping for the best merely hoping things don’t get worse? We might find out the answer to that question Monday, when a report on the state’s recent revenues is expected to be released.
Outgoing Senate President Phil Nicholas and House Speaker Kermit Brown represent my neighborhood in the state legislature. They both sponsored the proposed Civil Rights Act of 2015, which will likely be re-introduced in the 2017 session.
As a non-profit the Quadra Dangle Society, known as the Quadra Dangle Square Dance Club, appreciates it when members of the community help in preserving our historic building for generations to come.
I write in warm support of the re-election of Cathy Connolly to the Wyoming House of Representatives District 13. Three words sum up what she brings to the job: experience, commitment, and balance. This is true on a range of issues crucial to the well-being of Wyoming. High among them is supporting academic excellence at the University. Her experience and knowledge of the University run deep. She is committed to finding funds to keep its core academic programs strong, especially in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Recently, she was instrumental in convincing the legislature to set aside matching funds to incentivize private donations to UW’s core academic programs. In a time of severe cutbacks, those donations and matching funds are crucial to the university’s ability to deliver competitive programs to current and incoming students. In addition, she has a deep commitment to the terrific staff who keep the University running smoothly. As a legislator, she truly does prioritize people. Look at her record. She has been a loyal supporter of Medicaid expansion, arguing for affordable and accessible health care for all Wyoming citizens. She’s been a powerful voice for strong public schools; affordable child care; and non-discriminatory policies in hiring and promotion. As for balance, she effectively works across the aisle. She has earned the respect of the opposition with her reasonable, responsible, and civil approach to tough issues.
Did you know the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees more than 200 million acres of lands owned in part by each and every American? Forty years ago, a law was passed by Congress to ensure that we all have a say in how these lands are managed.
Editor’s note: An exception was made for the length of this letter.
Earlier this month, WyoFile.com published a story — which ran in Wednesday’s Laramie Boomerang — detailing the struggles of those who’ve found themselves recently unemployed from the energy industry in Campbell County.
My daughter pulled up the salary of the football coach. It was over $700,000. She also did the same for the Governor. It was a little over $100,000.
I am encouraging everyone to vote in November. Please keep in mind what has happened in the past and be sure to vote your conscience in this election and vote for people that will do the best for Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, and our country. Don’t vote for someone just because of their name. Vote for what they stand for and where their heart is. Just remember that the future is in your hands. Vote.
A joint project of the Boomerang and the League of Women Voters of Laramie has been to publish a Voter Guide with verbatim responses from local candidates to specific questions. It will be in the Boomerang on Sunday, Oct. 30.