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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wyoming Newsletter for Sunday April 26, 2020 ( 5 items )  

ACLU of Wyoming: Data Model Shows National COVID-19 Death Toll 100,000 Higher Than Current Projections
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 23 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: COVID-19 could claim the lives of approximately 100,000 more people nationwide than current projections stipulate if jail populations are not dramatically and immediately reduced, according to a new epidemiological model released by the ACLU and academic research partners. The findings indicate that -- even if communities across the United States continue practicing social distancing   more

Business Council Awards Grants for 13 Farm Walls Across the State
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 21 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: The Wyoming Business Council awarded 13 Farm Wall grants in seven Wyoming communities in early April. Farm walls are small, vertical growing systems that don't require soil. These living walls date back to the ancient hanging gardens of Babylon. Their small footprint allows food to be grown and harvested within city limits and crowded urban areas, offering another option for bringing fresh produce to more pe  more

FairVote: Wyoming Democratic Voters Turn Out for Presidential Primary in Record Numbers, Using Ranked Choice Voting for First Time
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 20 -- FairVote issued the following news release on April 19: FairVote, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for electoral reform in the United States, hailed the use of ranked choice voting for the first time in a major party presidential primary. Wyoming Democrats released results from their party-run presidential primary: a visual representation of the eight rounds is available here (https://infogram.com/wyoming-democratic-primary-results-1hdw2jrqxwwx6l0?live).   more

Wyoming Business Council to Hold Special Meeting April 28
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 25 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on April 28 to consider a $48,000 grant request from the City of Sheridan for making personal protective equipment. The funding would come from the Community Development Block Grant - Imminent Threat Funds, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant will pay for the raw materials to be us  more

Wyoming Business Council: Free Program Offers Accounting Support for Business Owners During COVID-19
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 22 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: State organizations dedicated to helping Wyoming's small businesses have teamed up to offer a free two-day virtual program: Accounting Support for Business Owners During covid-19. The meetings will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on April 24 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. on April 27 via Zoom Meeting. The Business Council's Wyoming Main Street program as well as the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce, the Wyoming Small B  more