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Believe it or not, your participation during the interim can be potentially more impactful than participating during the Legislative Session. Between now and February 2024, committees will begin to craft the future priorities of the Legislature.
Luckily, the public has access to interim committee meetings just as you did during the Legislative Session, including opportunities for remote testimony. Visit this link to see the full interim committee meeting schedule.
Upcoming WYFC Events
The WYFC will be attending a town hall event in Casper, WY on Saturday April 15. This event is open to the public and will provide a review of the 67th Legislative Session.
WYFC in the News
This week the Daily Wire introduced in-depth coverage of the phenomena we all know too well: states with Republican supermajorities governing like they are led by Democrats.
The story details the demise of SF0143, the Wyoming Freedom Scholarship Act.
“It seemed like a slam dunk: Wyoming, the most conservative state in the country, was poised to introduce school choice, a policy overwhelmingly supported by conservatives that also enjoys support from most Democratic voters, especially minority ones.
There was no doubt the bill had the votes to pass: Out of the state House’s 62 members, 57 are Republicans. A majority of the chamber was not only supporting the bill, but had co-sponsored it.
Then, it died. Speaker Albert Sommers, a Republican, refused to let the bill come to the floor for a vote, saying in late February that “I am not going to bring that bill out from the Senate that’s identical to the one that already failed in my Education Committee.”
According to Wyoming legislature records, the Wyoming Freedom Scholarship Act was not rejected by members of the education committee, but “died in committee” February 7 after it was never brought for a vote by deadline.
Despite the rejection stoking shock and outrage among conservatives nationally, the chairman of that committee, David Northrup, seemed unfamiliar, responding to The Daily Wire’s questions about the “school choice bill” by asking for the bill number so he could “review it and get back to you.” After being provided the bill number, he never responded.”
Read the full story here.