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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wyoming Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 4 items )  

ACLU of Wyoming to Host Virtual Community Forum on Racism
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, July 2 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Over the past several weeks, the grief, righteous rage, and cries for justice for George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and all of the Black people who have been killed by racist police brutality have moved tens of thousands of people to protest across the country. These powerful protests highlight the outrage over the enduring and deep-rooted problem of racist pol  more

Wyoming Business Council: COVID-19 Interruption Fund Closes as Demand Exceeds Expectations
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, July 4 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: Wyoming small business owners' demand for COVID-19 Business Relief Interruption funding has far exceeded initial expectations, but the Wyoming Business Council will be able to pay all eligible requests with the recent infusion of $50 million by Governor Mark Gordon. About 4,211 applications totaling $104.6 million have been submitted for the Interruption Fund since June 8. The Interruption Fund is one of the t  more

Wyoming Gov. Gordon Continues to Help Small Businesses Recover From COVID-19
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, July 1 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: Governor Mark Gordon has allocated $50 million in additional funding from the federal CARES Act to the Business Interruption Stipend Program to ensure the program keeps pace with demand from small businesses across the state. The additional funding is available to businesses with 50 employees or fewer to help them recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. The Business Interruption Stipend was created by t  more

Wyoming Response to COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails Gets a Failing Report From ACLU, Prison Policy Initiative
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, July 1 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Wyoming's response to COVID-19 in its jails and prisons has earned the state a failing grade from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Prison Policy Initiative, according to a recently released report. The new 50-state report, entitled "Failing Grades: States' Responses to COVID-19 in Jails & Prisons," shows that, despite having ample time and information to take the steps necess  more