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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Smoke ’em if ya got ’em: Tobacco lobbyists bamboozle legislators and score a victory for their industry

Aug. 18, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff A group of men comes together in a parking lot to slap each other on the back and …

Lawmakers, assured tax bills will fail, vote to move tax bills forward

Aug. 16, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Like a group of mopey pre-teens ordered to clean their messy rooms, the Wyoming State Legislature’s Revenue Committee …

Thanks to Wyoming’s Constitution, a state income tax would raise significant revenues while mostly affecting the rich

One of the main reasons Wyomingites oppose a state income tax is the long-held belief that average folks would have to pay much more of …

Can Wyoming Learn From Kansas’ Monumental Tax Mistake?

July 10, 2017 By the Better Wyoming staff Facing a huge budget deficit, conservative legislators refuse to raise taxes to produce additional revenue and dig …

Sen. Ray Peterson pretends to care about poor people (when it fits his anti-tax agenda)

June 22, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Don’t tell Sen. Ray Peterson (R-Cowley) that funding Wyoming’s public education system is the state’s top priority. At …