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 …

Lawmakers slightly change their tunes on taxes and education

June 20, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff The budget crunch facing Wyoming education has lawmakers speaking a little differently these days. Sure, Senate President Eli …

Guess which sparsely populated mineral rich state is getting an income tax…

June 8, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Wyoming and Alaska, which both depend heavily on taxing minerals to fund their state governments, are two of …

Everything you know about Wyoming taxes is wrong

The truth about Wyoming’s tax structure and how it affects our economy is likely the opposite of what many residents think. It’s important to know …

Learning to “live within our means” won’t fix Wyoming’s money problems

May 17, 2017 By Nate Martin My cousin’s son was living in his basement. The kid is 19 years old, and he had been mowing …

Revenue Committee punts on tax reform, allegedly its top priority

May 15, 2017 What was meant to be the first big step in fixing Wyoming’s budget crisis started with a whimper and ended with a …