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Sen. Bob Ide

Republican - WY - 29th district

89.16%

2023 Limited Government Rating

Ratings by Policy Category

92.31%

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87.50%

83.33%

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Lawmaker Position

Protecting Second Amendment Rights by Preventing Localities from Imposing Additional Regulations on Firearms through a Loophole Under Existing Law.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending by Adding Multiple Unnecessary Spending Initiatives to the Appropriations Bill Ranging from Tourism to Government Housing.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Prohibiting ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Considerations in State Investments.

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Business Payroll Tax Rates by Lowering Payouts Under the State's Unemployment Benefit System.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Preventing Individuals From Engaging in "Crossover Voting" and Rigging Primaries.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Wasteful and Out-Of-Control Spending through the Creation of an Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Trust Fund Including $6 Million in Taxpayer Funds.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding School Choice by Reducing Barriers for New Charter Schools through the Creation of an Authorization Board

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Voted for Limited Government

Further Growing Government by Forcing Taxpayers to Spend at Least $10 Million on a State-Run Shooting Complex.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing the Size and Scope of Government by Authorizing the State to Indebt Taxpayers to Construct State-Run Oil and Gas Refineries.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Wasteful Spending by Appropriating Funds within the Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Fund for Unnecessary Initiatives Including the Removal of Residential Development Rights.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Requiring Voter Identification for In-Person Absentee Ballot Applications.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Regulatory Power within the Pharmaceutical Industry by Imposing a Series of New Mandates on Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing Property Tax Hikes and Wealth Redistribution by Growing Government to Pay for Senior Housing Expansions and Upgrades.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Public Safety and Property Rights by Making the 5th Conviction for Theft a Felony.

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Costs and Barriers for Childcare by Exempting Part-Time Day-Care Facilities from Additional Regulations and Certification if they Oversee 10 or Fewer Children.

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Deception by Political Campaigns through a Limitation on the Distribution of Unsolicited Absentee Ballot Request Forms.

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Voted for Limited Government

Advancing the Growth of the Government Surveillance State and Even Greater Control Over Money by Studying the Creation of a Wyoming Virtual Currency.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency by Further Expanding Eligibility Under the Taxpayer-Funded Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Extending an Outdated Regulatory Bureaucracy by Reauthorizing the Wyoming Telecommunications Act.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Taxes on Property Owners in Three Years by Placing a 2025 Sunset Date on the Property Tax Reduction Bill.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening the Integrity of the Public Education System by Prohibiting Instruction on Divisive Concepts Such as Critical Race Theory (CRT).

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing a Barrier to Home Schooling by Allowing "Collaborative Home-Based Education".

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Voted for Limited Government

Improving Educational Outcomes by Expanding School Choice to All Children Under the Wyoming Freedom Scholarship Act.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency by Expanding the Medicaid Welfare Program to Now Cover Services Provided by Podiatrists.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Health Insurance Premiums by Mandating All Policies Provide Coverage for Hearing Aids and Limiting Deductibles.

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Expanding Consumer Choice by Phasing-out the State's Anti-Competitive Limit on Local Bar and Grill Liquor Licenses.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Property Rights by Expanding Protections Against Trespassing on Private Land While Hunting.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Prohibiting Pro-Union Mandates and Requirements from Being Incorporated into Government Contracts.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Property Rights by Reinstating a Moratorium on the Use of Eminent Domain to Seize Property for Wind Energy Collector Systems.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Health Insurance Premiums by Mandating All Policies Provide Reimbursement for Services Under the "Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model".

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Voted for Limited Government

Imposing a Series of New Overreaching Regulations on the Banking Sector Pertaining to Third-Party Apps Such as PayPal and Venmo.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Electricity Rates by Forcing Utilities to Attempt to Deploy "Carbon Capture and Sequestration" Technologies to Avoid Retiring their Coal Plants.

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Voted against Limited Government

Lowering Electricity Rates for Wisconsinites by Ending Subsidies for Solar Energy Produced through Net-Metering.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency by Expanding Medicaid Postpartum Coverage from 60 Days to an Entire Year.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Free Speech by Imposing Additional Reporting Mandates on Federal Political Action Committees Supporting State and Local Candidates.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Livestock by Authorizing the Usage of Artificial Lighting to Hunt Coyotes and Predatory Animals on Public Lands.

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Voted for Limited Government

Imposing New Unfunded Mandates on Private Financial Institutions Concerning Financial Exploitation Assessment of Vulnerable Adults.

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Voted for Limited Government

Worsening Wealth Redistribution by Expanding a Program which Provides Select Homeowners with Property Tax Refunds Based on Income.

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Voted for Limited Government

Spurring Economic Growth by Providing Property Owners Three Years of Tax Relief by Reducing the Assessment Rate from 9.5% to 8.5%.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Taxpayer Costs by Providing State Legislators and Their Dependents with Life and Health Insurance Coverage.

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Voted for Limited Government

Spurring Significant Economic Growth and Investment by Exempting All Tangible Personal Property from Property Taxes.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending by Appropriating $84 Million to Reimburse Counties for Reduced Property Tax Revenue.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Wasteful Spending and Weakening Government Integrity by Authorizing a Greater Amount of State Park Permit Fee Revenue to be Spent without Legislative Oversight.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Food Freedom and Consumer Choice by Reducing Restrictions on Sales of Certain Homemade Food Products and Home-raised Eggs.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Firearm Manufacturers from Frivolous Litigation by Providing Immunity from Any Crimes Committed through a Purchaser's Usage of the Firearm.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Requiring Election Audits and Other Reforms to Voting Systems.

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Voted for Limited Government

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