Wyoming Senate guts funding from a tax rebate program for elderly and disabled poor folks

Tens of thousands of people depended on the rebates prior to the Legislature’s ending the program in 2016. An effort to bring it back fizzled. Less than 15 percent of its funding will be restored.

Wyoming Senate committee praises “big box” corporate income tax proposal … and then kills it

Three members of the five-person committee spoke positively about the bill. But so much opposition had built up against it in the Senate, the committee chairman decided it wasn’t even worth a vote.

Wyoming Legislature moves to reinstate tax rebate program for elderly and disabled poor folks

The rebate program had been in effect for 41 years before lawmakers canned it in 2016 in the midst of a mineral bust.

The Wyoming State Legislature is seriously considering a “big box” corporate income tax

A proposed corporate income tax on "big box" stores like Walmart would not raise prices for consumers, but it would generate tens of millions of dollars per year for Wyoming schools. Is that enough to get it past the radically anti-tax Wyoming State Senate?

House advances bill to increase Wyoming’s tobacco taxes

Supporters said that higher tobacco taxes discourage kids from starting to smoke, and that non-smokers end up paying for smokers' healthcare costs.

Senate Committee chaired by Eli Bebout advances an oil tax break that would benefit Eli Bebout

Spoiler alert: The bill is also co-sponsored by Eli Bebout. Who says a Wyoming State Legislator can't get a little something for himself?

New report: Low-income residents in Wyoming pay an effective tax rate more than three times higher than the state’s wealthiest One Percent

Wyoming's lack of an income tax means the rich get a free ride.

Miller: The solution is a state income tax (but…)

Rep. David Miller knows a state income tax would largely solve Wyoming's revenue problems. But he'd rather shackle the state even more securely to boom-and-bust mining industries.

Wyoming’s budget is the smallest it has been in 15 years. We still need new revenues.

The deepest cuts in more than a decade couldn't fix Wyoming's "structural deficit." When will lawmakers realize more cuts aren't the answer?

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.