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When they get ready to send colonists to other planets, they should check out today’s edition of the Joke of the Day first!

"Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare."

~Dale Carnegie

Health officials in Illinois are taking a patient to court, because of the patient’s refusal to follow their medical advice. The man has an infectious type of tuberculosis, and health officials want him to stay in his home and away from other people. The patient has been going out in public, and has had friends visit him. Health officials are trying to get a court order requiring him to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. If he fails to comply, he could be sent to jail.   Should health officials be able to force someone to follow medical orders?

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and illegal in Wyoming. Should Wyoming law enforcement officials crack down on motorists entering the state from Colorado?   One option would be to set up checkpoints to look for marijuana the way checkpoints are set up to catch drunk drivers.

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Wyoming House Minority Leader Mary Throne is asking questions about the state’s Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account, otherwise known as the rainy day fund. There is currently $1.6 billion in the fund. The money is kept easily available, and is getting very low investment returns. Some lawmakers want to boost the fund to $3 billion, but Throne wonders if that is too high, and the money should be spent in immediate needs instead.   Should the “rainy day fund” be increased, kept where it is, or reduced by spending some of it on immediate needs?

Increase the fund

Keep it where it is

Spend some of it on current needs

The Legislative Stabilization Reserve Fund was set up as a “rainy day fund” to help Wyoming if the state goes through another energy bust. There is $1.6 billion in the fund. It is invested in low interest accounts that are very liquid, so lawmakers can get to the money quickly.   Should the “rainy day fund” be put into investments that earn higher interest, even if it means it will be harder for state lawmakers to get access to the money?

Yes, invest for higher interest even if it means tougher access

No, invest for lower interest to keep access easier


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