Sen. Ray Peterson pretends to care about poor people (when it fits his anti-tax agenda)

June 22, 2017

By Better Wyoming staff

Don’t tell Sen. Ray Peterson (R-Cowley) that funding Wyoming’s public education system is the state’s top priority.

At a meeting last week in Riverton, the co-chairman of the Joint Revenue Interim Committee recounted an email he received from a woman in Gillette who told him that […]

Lawmakers slightly change their tunes on taxes and education

June 20, 2017

By Better Wyoming staff

The budget crunch facing Wyoming education has lawmakers speaking a little differently these days.

Sure, Senate President Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) still hems and haws about Wyoming’s “spending problem” and claims there’s a “silent majority” that apparently is fine with gutting public education. But even this staunch […]

Guess which sparsely populated mineral rich state is getting an income tax…

June 8, 2017

By Better Wyoming staff

Wyoming and Alaska, which both depend heavily on taxing minerals to fund their state governments, are two of the nine U.S. states that do not have a state income tax. Both also face huge deficits.

But Alaska is considering an income tax now, while Wyoming officials […]

Everything you know about Wyoming taxes is wrong

June 6, 2017

By Better Wyoming Staff

The truth about Wyoming’s tax structure and how it affects our economy is likely the opposite of what many residents think.

It’s important to know how the tax system works—especially who it punishes and who it rewards—as state legislators reluctantly begin debating if any taxes should […]

Cookout and Speak Out for Wyoming Public Schools!

Tell the Legislature to “Buck Up” for Wyoming Public Education

Wyoming faces a $400 million annual shortfall in its education budget, even after cutting $55 million the past two years.
 The Legislature can’t cut its way out of this budget crisis.
We need to raise new revenues now.

Join us to deliver this message […]