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 …

Fight the Boom and Bust (Part 3): Sales tax and otherwise

May 9, 2017 Increasing sales tax in Wyoming isn’t a very popular idea. A University of Wyoming poll found in 2016 that 59 percent of …

Fight the Boom and Bust (Part 2): “Sin” Tax

May 9, 2017 A whopping 63 percent of Wyoming voters said they are willing to pay higher taxes, according to a UW poll, but primarily …

Fight the Boom and Bust (Part 1): Income Tax

May 9, 2017 Wyoming’s boom-and-bust economic cycle—and the state budget surpluses and crises that follow—has gone on so long it seems to some people here …

BUDGET RECAP (Part 4): Whispers of an Income Tax

Part 1: Healthy Babies Cost Too Much Part 2: Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em Part 3: Lawmakers Do Pass Taxes (as long as they’re …

BUDGET RECAP (Part 3): Lawmakers do pass taxes (as long as they’re not taxes)

Part 1: Healthy Babies Cost Too Much Part 2: Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em It’s not that Wyoming lawmakers don’t understand that the state …

BUDGET RECAP (Part 2): Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em

April 9, 2017 Click here to read Part 1: Healthy Babies Cost Too Much The Wyoming Legislature’s conservative majority might as well stand in unison …

BUDGET RECAP (Part 1): Healthy Babies Cost Too Much

The Legislature lumbered through its budget proceedings this session like a sword-wielding drunkard, clumsily slashing whatever was in reach, cowering each time special-interest lobbyists or …