Learning to “live within our means” won’t fix Wyoming’s money problems

May 17, 2017 By Nate Martin My cousin’s son was living in his basement. The kid is 19 years old, and he had been mowing …

Revenue Committee punts on tax reform, allegedly its top priority

May 15, 2017 What was meant to be the first big step in fixing Wyoming’s budget crisis started with a whimper and ended with a …

Fight the Boom and Bust (Part 3): Sales tax and otherwise

May 9, 2017 Increasing sales tax in Wyoming isn’t a very popular idea. A University of Wyoming poll found in 2016 that 59 percent of …

Fight the Boom and Bust (Part 2): “Sin” Tax

May 9, 2017 A whopping 63 percent of Wyoming voters said they are willing to pay higher taxes, according to a UW poll, but primarily …

Fight the Boom and Bust (Part 1): Income Tax

May 9, 2017 Wyoming’s boom-and-bust economic cycle—and the state budget surpluses and crises that follow—has gone on so long it seems to some people here …

“Actual innocence” expert helps Judiciary Committee see past state lawyer’s preposterous claims

May 3, 2017 Imagine you’re sitting in prison, convicted of a crime you did not commit. One day, three years into your 20-year sentence, your …