Many Wyomingites care deeply about our state’s natural beauty and rugged terrain. But we’re not just concerned about our state’s clean air, pure water, rural lifestyle, natural resources and wild landscape for ourselves — we care about the animals that roam our mountains, fly across this air and swim through local rivers.
In recent months, women across the country have stepped forward with allegations of sexual assault and harassment, breaking years of silence. Their stories have led many high-profile public figures to step down from their jobs or be forced out.
There’s a sense of hope as Wyoming lawmakers look to next month’s budget session. The state has weathered the economic storm that dampened recent years and forced lawmakers to draw millions of dollars from the rainy day fund.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”