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October 12, 2015  •  

Wyoming Elections Director Resigns

Today Peggy Nighswonger, the Elections Director with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office, resigned from her position. Nighswonger, who oversaw elections, campaign finance disclosure and election laws, and ethics for the state, “stepped down amid ‘differences in philosophy’ with Secretary […]

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Gov. Matt Mead has signed two campaign finance bills repealing aggregate contribution limits and recently instituted political action committee (PAC) limits. House Bill 38 was originally filed to remove all contribution limits for PACs, but amendments to the bill keep […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday, March 6, 2015, after passing two campaign finance bills. House Bill 38 was originally filed to remove all contribution limits for political action committees (PACs), but amendments to the bill keep a $5,000 […]

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A legislative committee has voted to table a draft bill to expand disclosure requirements for political independent expenditure groups. The bill would require a group to report an independent expenditure if it “directly or indirectly” advocated for the election or […]

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U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson has approved a settlement agreement ending a lawsuit challenging the fundraising restriction faced by third-party candidates. Jennifer Young, the Constitution Party’s candidate for secretary of state, and her supporter Donald Wills challenged a state […]

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A libertarian group has filed a lawsuit in federal court to remove the state’s aggregate limit on political contributions. The Liberty Group, on behalf of Dan and Carleen Brophy, sued Secretary of State Max Maxfield claiming the state’s aggregate limit […]

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Lawmakers are reconsidering a new law placing caps on political action committee (PAC) spending in state elections. A majority of the Joint Corporations, Appropriations, and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee voted to order its nonpartisan staff to draft a bill repealing […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die a day early on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Gov. Matt Mead signed the state budget bill on Wednesday and thanked lawmakers for approving his requested $175 million for cities, towns, and counties. Photo of the […]

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Contribution limits increase and penalties decrease

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March 9, 2012  •  

Legislative Session News

Five state legislatures report end to sessions

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It would bring campaign finance rules within the Citizens United decision.

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Four Wyoming lawmakers are challenging the provisions of the state election code prohibiting political contributions by corporations.

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