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 …