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The Legislature's ethics rules are 12 years old. Critics say it's time for an update.

The political landscape has changed since the Legislature first adopted a formal process to deal with legislator misconduct. A new subcommittee aims to fix that.

Wendy Volk thought long and hard about filing an ethics complaint against a Laramie County senator after she said the lawmaker effectively sent a social media mob her way in August 2021.

The incident began when the lawmaker posted to her professional social media page, questioning her status as a longtime Republican and asking why the Republican Party hadn’t done something sooner to take her out, Volk recounted. In the lawmaker’s online attack, Volk said, he referenced her many years of testifying at the Legislature.

Soon, Volk said, the post attracted 78 other people who piled on with comment...