Gillette Reproductive Health

Gillette Reproductive Health educator Carol Yonkee follows up with a patient over the phone in her office last July.

For the second straight year, Gillette Reproductive Health will not receive money from the county’s Optional 1% Sales Tax revenue.

The organization had applied for $25,000 to pay for preventative wellness exams for uninsured or underinsured women in Campbell County. During the Campbell County Commission’s budget discussions this week, the board decided not to fund the agency in fiscal year 2021-2022.

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Every four years, residents vote on whether to keep the Optional 1% Sales Tax. It was last approved in 2018. Let’s all remember this next year when the commissioners come begging for more money. Better yet, don’t vote for the junior college tax that’s coming up soon. We don’t really need JC basketball or these guys imposing their sharia law viewpoints on the local junior college.


So sad that women's health has to be denied because a few misguided commissioners choose to believe a lie in support of their own religious beliefs over the common good of women in Gillette. These people need to be removed at next election.


Sad that we have two commissioners use there own religion beliefs to hurt this community, I hope we as a community start voting people in that will work with community instead of against.

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