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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wyoming Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 8 items )  

ACLU of Wyoming Files FOIA Requests for Gov. Gordon, Wyoming DOC Knowledge of Potential COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons, Jails
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 30 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming, along with the ACLU national office and more than 30 affiliates, filed coordinated public records requests with Gov. Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the Trump administration that seek information on what the Bureau of Prisons and Governors and Departments of Corrections knew about the potentially catastrophic impact  more

Business Council Partners With Private Industry to Manufacture PPE
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 30 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a federal grant request for $48,000 to purchase materials for the Wyoming Technology Coronavirus Coalition (WTCC) and WyoMakers to manufacture and distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields, hard and soft face masks, ear savers and gowns for first responders and health providers statewide. The board approved a Commun  more

Business Council Releases One-Stop Business Directory Tool for Communities
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, May 2 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: The Wyoming Business Council has released a new tool at wideopenwyo.org to serve as a one-stop site to see open businesses in their community and how to access their services while they navigate the impacts of covid-19. "The site is searchable by business or by community, and it's easy to navigate," said Wendy Lopez, business recruitment manager for the Wyoming Business Council. The tool provides a quick look   more

Libby Skarin Named Campaigns Director for ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 28 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Libby Skarin has been promoted to campaigns director for the ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. In her new role, Skarin will be responsible for developing and implementing effective, non-partisan issue campaign strategies that will strengthen and defend civil liberties and civil rights throughout the tri-state region. Skarin will coordinate with and work alongside ACLU s  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: USDA Approves Additional States' Hemp Production Plans
WASHINGTON, May 1 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture are continuing to approve states' plans regulating domestic hemp production. Under federal law, states wishing to license commercial hemp production must submit their plans for approval from the federal agency. In recent weeks, the agency has approved plans submitted by regulators in Florida, Kansas, South Carolina, and W  more

Wyoming Business Council: Governor Gordon Authorizes Re-Opening of Gyms, Personal Care Services
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 29 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: Governor Mark Gordon has announced that new public health orders effective May 1 will allow gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services to reopen under specific operating conditions designed to minimize public health risk from COVID-19. Other parts of the phased approach involve easing restrictions on day cares and issuing guidance to hospitals allowing them to resume elective surgeries.   more

Wyoming State Bar Offers Pattern Jury Instructions Free to Public
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 30 -- The Wyoming State Bar issued the following news release: The Wyoming State Bar announced that all pattern jury instructions are now accessible to the public, as well as members of the Bar, free of charge. Those interested should visit the Bar's website at www.wyomingbar.org and look for the "For the Public" tab at the top. In criminal, civil and juvenile actions where jury trials are permitted and requested, the judge instructs the jury concerning applicable law.  more

Wyoming Supreme Court Suspends Cheyenne Attorney
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 30 -- The Wyoming State Bar issued the following news release: The Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order suspending Cheyenne attorney Ronald G. Pretty from the practice of law for a period of ninety (90) days beginning May 11, 2020. The order of suspension stemmed from Pretty's conduct in drafting a will for an elderly woman which named her daughter (Pretty's client) as executrix and as a beneficiary and identified Pretty as the elderly woman's lawyer and alternate exe  more