Violations of the Wyoming Constitution

This Complaint calls into issue matters of great public importance and concern over the pervasive efforts of the Wyoming Legislature to exceed its constitutional authority and to assume executive functions. At issue are contracts and actions taken with respect to what is known as the “Capitol Square Project.” Where the Legislature has been unwilling to constrain itself to its constitutional role, the Plaintiffs ask that the judiciary set the limits of the Legislature’s constitutional authority and restore the balance of powers, confining the Legislature to those powers prescribed to it by the Wyoming Constitution. This case represents only the latest in the inclination on the part of the Wyoming Legislature to exceed its constitutional authority.

This case not only calls for the judicial examination of contracting practices with respect to the Capitol Square Project, but also, the general contracting practices by the State of Wyoming. The Defendants have shown a pervasive disregard of the competitive bidding requirements of Article 3, Section 31 of the Wyoming Constitution and the procurement statutes. This disregard for the competitive bidding requirements of Wyoming law exposes the public to the risk of not receiving competitively priced goods and services, the risk of crony capitalism, graft and corruption flourishing inside of state government, and risking the compromise of the integrity of government and the citizens’ trust in government. This Complaint seeks to obtain rulings on constitutional questions and to correct government practices working widespread harm on the citizens of Wyoming.

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County Caucus and Convention Info

County Caucus
Date: March 1, 2016
Location: Ag Resource Building on Fairgrounds Road
Doors Open: 5 P.M.
Caucus Time: 6 – 9 P.M.

County Convention
Date: March 12, 2016
Location: Theatre Room inside the Ramkota Hotel at I-25 & Poplar
Doors Open: 11 A.M.
Convention Time: 12 – 4 P.M.

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Here Are Some Important Dates

March 1, 2016, Tuesday, Natrona County Republican Party (NCRP) Precinct Caucus (time and place to be determined).

March 12, 2016, Saturday, NCRP County Convention (time and place to be determined).

April 14 – 16, 2016, Thursday – Saturday, Wyoming State Convention in Casper (time and place to be determined).

If you have any recommendations for the NCRP platform and resolutions please send them to me and I will introduce them for you. You can contact me here. Remember, all registered republicans are welcome to attend the Precinct Caucus and County Convention and may introduce your recommendations.

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John Barrasso Joins Liberal Democrats in the US Senate to Increase Spending

Wyoming’s Senator John Barrasso is one of 18 Republicans who shamefully joined with the most liberal democrats in the US Senate to increase spending and suspend theBarrassoFrown debt ceiling last Friday in HR1314: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

We are already borrowing over $1 million every minute, yet Senator Barrasso’s vote for this disastrous bill allows for suspending the debt limit, raising spending $80 billion over the next 2 years, and raiding $150 billion from the Social Security Trust Fund.”

~ Source Natrona County Campaign For Liberty

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Letter from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to NBC News

Mr. Andrew Lack
Chairman, NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112

Dear Mr. Lack,

I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and our presidential campaigns, we are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016. The RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future. We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns.

The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith. We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.

CNBC billed the debate as one that would focus on “the key issues that matter to all voters—job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy.”  That was not the case. Before the debate, the candidates were promised an opening question on economic or financial matters. That was not the case. Candidates were promised that speaking time would be carefully monitored to ensure fairness. That was not the case.  Questions were inaccurate or downright offensive. The first question directed to one of our candidates asked if he was running a comic book version of a presidential campaign, hardly in the spirit of how the debate was billed.

While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of “gotcha” questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates. What took place Wednesday night was not an attempt to give the American people a greater understanding of our candidates’ policies and ideas.

I have tremendous respect for the First Amendment and freedom of the press. However, I also expect the media to host a substantive debate on consequential issues important to Americans. CNBC did not.

While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it.

I will be working with our candidates to discuss how to move forward and will be in touch.

Sincerely,

Reince Priebus
Chairman, Republican National Committee

Original Source: https://gop.com/nbc-letter/

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