Want secure prisons and safe roads? Pay state employees a living wage

If Wyoming penitentiary staff were properly compensated, Equality State wouldn’t need to send inmates to Mississippi.

Newspaper work involves going to many meetings, whether it’s as a beat reporter or an editor trying to get the day’s news to readers. Having done both jobs, to me there’s no question which is more stressful. No offense to journalists in the trenches covering confounding government meetings, then hustling to explain the intricacies under a tight deadline. But I’d jump at that assignment over any newspaper budget meeting.

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