Here at the WPPC, we strive to remain vigilant in our role as Wyoming public policy watchdog. Topics on our radar include opposing the expansion of government control and unnecessary government regulation of free markets while still ensuring the safety of our citizens through appropriate application of law and order activities, preventing government officials from getting too comfortable in the offices we pay for, ensuring appropriate land and water use, defending against intrusion on our Constitutional rights, protecting our religious liberty, and similar issues as they arise.
For the 2019 Legislative Session, the WPPC was particularly focused on the government-led expansion of gambling across the state, which would have created unnecessary new governmental bureaucracy to regulate popular activities like bingo and calcutta wagering, while inviting an increase in crime by placing video slot machines in any bar, restaurant, truck stop, and convenience store that wants them — all without any discernible benefit to the people of Wyoming.
This effort was defeated in both the House and the Senate, but the topic has been revitalized as one of the top priorities for the 2019 Interim session, with new legislation likely to be introduced for consideration in the 2020 Budget session. Thus, we have revitalized our efforts to oppose this overreach by the state government and to instead support the status quo.