News Letter Journal: Throne weighs in

“I am hoping we are not too far down the road to intense partisanship,” Throne said. “There is a long history in Wyoming of having Democratic governors with a Republican Legislature, and things usually worked better.”

Throne said that she believes a Democrat as chief executive forces legislators to communicate with one another to solve the state’s problems. 

Hyper-partisanship is one of the more “philosophical” reasons she chose to run, Throne said. In the past few years, she said, Wyoming representatives have appeared to her to care about loyalty to party more than what is best for the state. Throne mentioned the state’s decision not to expand Medicaid as one of those issues. 

“That is another reason I got into this race,” Throne said. “Expansion would cover about 20,000 uninsured people in Wyoming, and the state has lost roughly $577 million by not taking this money.”