Lawmakers figured they were just too far from first down to try and make any progress on tax reform.
Nick Naylor, the fictional tobacco lobbyist from the movie "Thank You For Smoking," which examines the American culture of political spin that was on full display in Thermopolis. None of the lobbyists in Wyoming, however, were nearly as handsome or dashing as Aaron Eckhart, who plays Naylor.

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

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Present Wyoming leaders sit in front of a painting of former Wyoming leaders during the recent Revenue Committee meeting in Thermopolis.

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

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Former Wyoming Speaker of the House Nels J. Smith was the architect of a State Constitutional amendment that enshrines equity in Wyoming's tax structure ... in the event of our legislature passing an income tax.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback attempts to stimulate the economy using The Force after his trickle-down tax cuts proved a complete disaster. Like Brownback, Wyoming lawmakers don't actually know how to use The Force and should avoid following his lead.

Can Wyoming Learn From Kansas’ Monumental Tax Mistake?

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Facing a huge budget deficit, conservative legislators refuse…
Sen. Peterson attempts a heartfelt look as he describes how people are too cash-strapped with medical bills to support new revenues for education. Peterson voted against expanding Medicaid under the ACA, which would have provided health coverage for 20,000 uninsured Wyomingites and added $120 million annually to the state's coffers.

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

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"I don't believe that minerals are going to come back and save the day." —Sen. President Eli Bebout

Lawmakers slightly change their tunes on taxes and education

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June 20, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff The budget crunch…
This middle-income Wyoming citizen might feel rich right now, but he's taxed at a much higher rate than his actually wealthy neighbors.

Everything you know about Wyoming taxes is wrong

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The truth about Wyoming’s tax structure and how it affects…
To say Wyoming should "live within its means" during a bust is like saying an adult should "live within his means" on a part-time lawn-mowing wage

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

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Lawmakers figured they were just too far from first down to try and make any progress on tax reform.

Revenue Committee punts on tax reform, allegedly its top priority

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