House Revenue Committee kills oil and gas tax break

The proposal was sponsored by Eli Bebout, who's the president of both the Wyoming State Senate and Nucor Oil and Gas, LLC.

Senate passes oil and gas tax break while Wyoming faces a budget crisis

The Senate's cuts to education are apparently their way of paying for tax breaks for oil and gas companies.

Senate panel can’t move fast enough to give oil industry a tax break

The tax break would benefit oil company CEOs like the bill's co-sponsor, Senate President Eli Bebout.

Lawmakers bury tax reform chances, while the need for tax reform remains very alive

No bill to raise revenues survived the first week of the 2018 Legislative session. This means Wyoming will continue to suckle at the teat of the mineral industry, and lawmakers will have no tools to balance the budget other than further cuts.

How to cut Wyoming’s education budget shortfall in half without raising taxes or drawing money from savings

Dec. 21, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Wyoming lawmakers who want to cut public education talk like the state is so broke they simply have …

Revenue Committee members clap back at no-taxes-ever corporate lobbyists

Dec. 20, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff The rabid anti-tax bluster spewing from the mouths of lobbyists this year is so loud and obnoxious that …

Revenue Committee to consider property tax bill to fund schools and reduce tax burden on low-income homeowners

Dec. 1, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff The pressure is intense on the state legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee to not pass any proposals that would …

Raising cigarette taxes is a popular, commonsense way to raise revenues, save money, and improve Wyoming’s health

Nov. 27, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Something’s wrong when elected officials won’t listen to more than three-quarters of Wyoming residents who say they want …

Peterson, Curley, and who pays if Wyoming moves away from minerals

Nov. 15, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Sen. Ray Peterson is as much against raising taxes as most of his fellow conservative legislators. As co-chairman …

Fearful of proposing new revenues, State Senator uses fake math to argue for education cuts

Oct. 30, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff It’s hard to tell whether Sen. Ray Peterson (R-Cowley) is misinformed or just plain lying when he says …