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Questioning a veto

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
On Monday, the Pinedale Town Council passed the employee handbook by a public vote of 3-0. Then, during an executive session, the mayor vetoed it. As mayor, Steve Smith can veto resolutions at any point afterwards, but it was inappropriate to take any action during an executive session. The Wyoming Association of Municipalities described this as "highly unusual."
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Defending a veto

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
A reporter at the Pinedale Roundup notified me of the letter from council members regarding my veto of the employee handbook. They did so based on the "aggressive tone and questionable claims" presented in the letter; I appreciate the courtesy and the chance to respond.
Wyoming statute authorizes the mayor to veto any resolution or ordinance of the town
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Eight years is enough

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Too much time in elected office brings the knowledge of how to circumvent and override procedural boundaries by spending taxpayer money and directing it to those friendly to you.
President Barack Obama has executive order privilege and uses it to implement his will through IRS, NAS, EPA, etc.
Gov. Matt Mead has removed those who disagree with him, completely
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Grisly side of wolves

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
I have just read the street talk, "What are your thoughts on bringing back wolves."
It's too bad the believers don't have some in their backyard (and they will sooner or later). They could watch one mutilate a family pet and tear its meal from limb to limb. Or they could go to the forest and see the boney skeleton,
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