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

Wyoming lawmakers who want to cut public education talk like the state is so broke they simply have no option. We must “live within our …

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 …

Amidst education funding crisis, Wyoming cities remind Legislature that they’re broke, too

Sept. 27, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff A legislative committee has agreed to draft a bill that would provide $105 million to local governments for …

Wyoming travel industry wants a new tourism tax so it can invest in and pay for itself

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Lawmaker proposes to divert mineral tax revenues from savings accounts and use them to fund education instead

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