Proponents of a $27 million annual tax break for the coal industry run into an obstacle: reality

January 23, 2017 Advocates of forcing Wyoming to suckle even more forcefully at coal’s teat were given a thorough shaming Friday when a proposal to …

Enter stage left: House representatives turn to dramatics to call for a Balanced Budget Amendment

January 20, 2017 The Wyoming State Legislature seems completely unable to deal with the state’s budget problems, but boy are some of its members excited …

Energy bills keep Wyoming blundering down the path of economic schizophrenia and ecological destruction

January 19, 2017 It’s a coal industry executive’s wet dream: At the same time some state lawmakers want to tax the wind energy industry out …

Wyoming lawmakers look to pass a new tax by claiming it’s not a new tax

January 16, 2017 Wyoming lawmakers run away from new taxes like stampeding buffalo, out of fear of voter retribution. But supporters of a bill that …

Old losers die hard: Lawmakers regurgitate failed bills to avoid doing real work

January 13, 2017 Four bills that have failed in past sessions—two on guns, two on abortion—have once again been filed in the Wyoming House by …

“Every non-mineral job is a further drain on our limited revenues”: David Miller’s mind-boggling economic vision

January 12, 2017 If you’ve ever thought Wyoming is stuck in a boom-bust economic cycle despite the best efforts of our Legislature, here’s a reality …

“A year has gone by, and things have not gotten better”: Mead urges action in the face of budget crisis

January 11, 2017 Legislative observers will remember when “bang for your buck” was the top catch phrase in the Capitol. People just loved saying it.…

New Senate President Eli Bebout offers old ideas to address state’s budget problem

January 10, 2017 If it was irony that the high school choir entertaining the Wyoming Senate Tuesday was going for, they nailed it. After new …