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Encyclopedia > Wyoming Legislature
The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne where the legislature meets.
The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne where the legislature meets.

The Wyoming State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. State of Wyoming. It is a bicameral state legislature, conisting of a 60 member Wyoming House of Representatives, and a 30 member Wyoming Senate. The legislature meets at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. Download high resolution version (534x709, 116 KB)Wyoming State Capitol seen from front along Capitol Ave. ... Download high resolution version (534x709, 116 KB)Wyoming State Capitol seen from front along Capitol Ave. ... Wyoming State Capitol, seen from front, showing statue of Esther Hobart Morris The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming, a United States of America. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ... The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ... Wyoming State Capitol, seen from front, showing statue of Esther Hobart Morris The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming, a United States of America. ...

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History

The Wyoming State Legislature began like other Western states as a territorial legislature, with nearly (though with not all) the parliamentary regulations that guide other fully-fledged state legislatures. This article deals with the western United States. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ...


Women's Suffrage

During its territorial era, the Wyoming Legislature played a crucial role in the Suffragette Movement in the United States. In 1869, only four years following the American Civil War, and another 35 years before women's suffrage became a highly visible political issue in both the U.S., Britain and elsewhere, the Wyoming Legislature granted all women above the age of 21 the right to vote. The legislature's move made Wyoming the first portion of the U.S. where women were explicitly granted the voting franchise. News spread quickly to other neighboring territories and states. In 1870, the Utah Territorial Legislature similarly granted the voting franchise to women. The movement for womens suffrage is a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage—the right to vote—to women. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Utah State Capitol, home of the Utah State Legislature. ...


The move by the legislature was motivated by a number of factors, including bringing Eastern women to the territory to increase its population, to publicize the new territory, to bring more voters into the fold for existing political elites, and by genuine concerns that women should be allowed the vote. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Due to the territory's change of voting laws in 1869, the anti-suffrage U.S. Congress was hostile to Wyoming and its legislature. During proceedings to make Wyoming a U.S. state in 1889 and 1890 in writing a new constitution, which would continue female suffrage, Congress threatened to withhold statehood unless the law was changed. The Wyoming Legislature and territorial government sent a threatening telegram back to Washington, stating that Wyoming would remain out of the United States 100 years rather than become a state without women's suffrage. The federal Congress withdrew its threat, and on July 10, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed into law Wyoming becoming the 44th U.S. state. 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ...


Wyoming's early entry into female politics continued into the 20th century. In 1925, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first elected female governor of a U.S. state. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Nellie Tayloe Ross Nellie Tayloe Ross (November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977) was the first woman to serve as governor of a U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ...


Population

Wyoming remains the smallest state by population in the United States. However, the Wyoming Legislature is not the smallest. The Nebraska Legislature, with only 49 members, is the smallest legislative body out of the 50 states. The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ...


See also

Wyoming State Capitol, seen from front, showing statue of Esther Hobart Morris The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ... The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ...

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Wyoming Legislature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (464 words)
The Wyoming State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. State of Wyoming.
It is a bicameral state legislature, conisting of a 60 member Wyoming House of Representatives, and a 30 member Wyoming Senate.
The move by the legislature was motivated by a number of factors, including bringing Eastern women to the territory to increase its population, to publicize the new territory, to bring more voters into the fold for existing political elites, and by genuine concerns that women should be allowed the vote.
Wyoming Outdoor Council Newsletter: Wyoming Legislature Convenes 2002 Session (914 words)
Wyoming citizens believed that yellow stripes were priceless during snowstorms, but the federal highway administrator advised the governor to comply with federal standards and use white paint instead.
In Wyoming, mineral taxpayers report the volume of production and its value, and calculate their own taxes - the "honor system." Severance taxes are paid to the state for the privilege of extracting a finite, non-renewable resource, and property taxes are paid to the county where the production occurred.
Wyoming water law dates back to territorial days and is based on the doctrine of "prior appropriation." Under this doctrine, the first person to put water to beneficial use secures the "senior right" to that water.
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