Rallies And Demonstrations May Not have Room During Legislature

AP 10-19.2015

Groups seeking to influence state lawmakers during the legislative session may have little room to hold any rallies or demonstrations.

That’s because the Wyoming Legislature will be meeting in a privately owned business center with other non-government tenants while the state Capitol is closed for renovation.

Construction on the $300 million Capitol Complex project is expected to begin early next year and last until late-2018.

The state has leased space in an expansive office building in Cheyenne where the Wyoming Legislature will hold its annual sessions until the Capitol reopens.

The building owners want to keep protests and demonstrations well away from where they might obstruct or interfere with normal business of their other tenants.

State and legislative officials are working to craft a policy to accommodate both sides.