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Wyoming Politics

Wyoming is looking better and better. Aesthetically, the state is spectacular, and politically, it’s one of the most conservative members of the union.

The Cowboy State twice showed the reason for its ranking this week. CBS News reports that in anticipation of new federal gun control laws, the Wyoming House “voted in favor of a bill that would seek to block the federal government from restricting assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

The Wyoming Senate also shot down a proposal to expand Medicaid, denying the addition of about 17,000 adults to the government’s medical tab.

Romney earned 69% of Wyomingites’ votes in the fall election, but the state is not without its disappointments. A state Senate committee voted against Senate File 88, a bill that would have required women to wait 24 hours to get an abortion, and would also require them to get an ultrasound. Additionally, physicians would have to tell women about risks associated with abortion, as well as inform them of the alternatives, give them the opportunity to listen to the heartbeat, and describe the fetus’ age and physiologic characteristics.

Wyoming is a beacon of hope in an increasingly left-wing country, but even it leaves something to be desired.

Paul Kengor
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Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and senior academic fellow at the Center for Vision & Values. Dr. Kengor is author of over a dozen books, including A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism, and Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.
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