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As the coal industry falters, costing Wyoming hundreds of millions of dollars per year in lost revenues, state leaders struggle to act.
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How “keeping public lands in public hands” is critical to diversifying and strengthening Wyoming’s economy.
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Naysayers who don’t want to admit they support Walmart over Wyoming schools are using a bogus technical argument.
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Wyoming politicians whine about the federal “War On Coal.” But no one was buying the Powder River Basin’s low-sulfur product until the Clean Air Act made it more affordable than its competitors.
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When times are good, no one questions whether the Legislature’s refusal to accept federal funding is wise. But as Wyoming’s budget problems continue, those questions are beginning to arise.
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Dwindling mineral revenues threaten Wyoming’s ability to provide costly special education services. Legislators can pursue federal Medicaid funds to help, like most states do. But they’re learning there’s no such thing as easy money.
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Hell yes, there's a War on Coal. It's been going on a lot longer than you think it has. And coal's enemies are not who or what you think they are.
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Corporations demand public services, but in Wyoming they don’t help pay for them. A new proposal advanced by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee last week would change that, while raising much-needed funding for Wyoming schools.
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When the world switched from beaver-skin hats to silk hats in the 1800s, the fur trade plummeted. Instead of doubling down on pelts, smart fur-bearing states developed new industries.
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The Revenue Committee’s co-chair asked tax reform opponents: What happens if Wyoming continues to depend on revenues from carbon-based minerals while the rest of the world moves away from them?