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  • 'Chloe's Law' becomes law July 1, gender-affirming care for minors banned

    Joseph Beaudet, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 4, 2024

    SHERIDAN — Starting July 1, gender-affirming care for minors will be banned in Wyoming. While signing the bill, Gov. Mark Gordon was critical because the bill may contradict other bills passed by the Legislature to enhance parental rights in education. “I signed SF99 because I support the protections this bill includes for children, however it is my belief that the government is straying into the personal affairs of families,” Gordon said in a statement. “Our legislature needs to sort out its intentions with regard to parental rights. While i...

  • Lummis, Barrasso critical of debt ceiling bill

    Joseph Beaudet, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jun 15, 2023

    SHERIDAN — Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyoming, recently discussed the bill that suspended the U.S. debt ceiling and what it’s like to navigate a hostile political environment. Barrasso and Lummis, who both voted against the bill, spoke about it during a visit to Sheridan last week. U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyoming, also voted against the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. Wyoming Senators’ review of Fiscal Responsibility Act President Joe Biden signed the Act June 3. The bill suspends the U.S. debt ceiling until Jan 1, 2...