Internet Sales Tax Grab Dead – For Now

by Maureen Bader
November 20, 2014


Governments are looking high and low for more ways to take your money. That makes any news about blocking a tax, even temporarily, good news.  House Speaker John Boehner from Ohio announced he would block the senate’s Marketplace Fairness Act, … Continue reading

Companies Should Pay for their Own Advertising

by Maureen Bader
November 19, 2014


During a Revenue Committee meeting on November 10, WOT’s executive director, Diane Shober, provided a highly imaginative account of her department’s influence on travel, the economy and tax revenue in Wyoming. Imaginative, because as Representative Michael Madden astutely pointed out, the economic impact methodology used in her exposition has a problem. Continue reading

Focus Government Spending on Core Functions

by Maureen Bader
November 11, 2014


It is time to reform the tax system so tax revenue is dedicated to core government functions and all other activities covered by the spreading waistline of government be paid for—in full—by user fees. Continue reading

Trigger Warning: No Money Apocalypse in 2014 Elections

by Benjamin Barr


It’s that time of year again.  Election Day is more and more like Groundhog Day for campaign finance reformers.  Their legend goes like this:  if sizeable amounts of money are spent on political speech there will be years of corruption … Continue reading

Let the Marketplace Decide

by Boyd Wiggam
November 10, 2014


Another landowner wants to build an apartment complex in Cheyenne. As usual, this landowner must obtain the blessing of Cheyenne’s bureaucrats and elected leaders. Recent history also suggests that the homeowners within eyesight of the proposed project immediately north of … Continue reading

WyLiberty Attorneys File Brief in Texas Free Speech Case

by admin
November 5, 2014


CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys Benjamin Barr and Steve Klein filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief in the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals at Dallas, arguing that a political contributor’s convictions for organized crime, bribery and money laundering for … Continue reading

Reason, Not Hysteria

by Maureen Bader
November 4, 2014


WTE published a highly imaginative commentary (Liberty Group threatens state retirement plans). As reported, we had a meeting to discuss the state’s pension funds and broad options for reform. This is where the facts in the commentary end. Continue reading

Mandatory Benevolence: The Growing Push for Paid Sick Leave

by Sven Larson
October 28, 2014


In an editorial from October 24, the Casper Star Tribune attacks alleged wage discrimination. Citing statistics that women in general earn less than men, the newspaper predictably calls for more government intervention as the universal solution. That solution, says the Tribune, … Continue reading

UDC Design Standards Wrong for Downtown Cheyenne

by Boyd Wiggam
October 24, 2014


Design regulations such has those proposed for downtown Cheyenne can serve as an additional barrier to investment because they impose additional start-up costs on private sector businesses. This is not a new problem as City Council continues to wrestle with the UDC’s anti-investment effect. Continue reading

Winter Showdown

by Jason Gay
October 23, 2014


This winter will provide us an opportunity to see whose predictions are more accurate: the politically neutral Farmers’ Almanac or the global warming/climate change policy-driven NOAA. Continue reading

Internet Sales Tax Grab Dead – For Now

by Maureen Bader
November 20, 2014


Governments are looking high and low for more ways to take your money. That makes any news about blocking a tax, even temporarily, good news.  House Speaker John Boehner from Ohio announced he would block the senate’s Marketplace Fairness Act, … Continue reading

Companies Should Pay for their Own Advertising

by Maureen Bader
November 19, 2014


During a Revenue Committee meeting on November 10, WOT’s executive director, Diane Shober, provided a highly imaginative account of her department’s influence on travel, the economy and tax revenue in Wyoming. Imaginative, because as Representative Michael Madden astutely pointed out, the economic impact methodology used in her exposition has a problem. Continue reading

Focus Government Spending on Core Functions

by Maureen Bader
November 11, 2014


It is time to reform the tax system so tax revenue is dedicated to core government functions and all other activities covered by the spreading waistline of government be paid for—in full—by user fees. Continue reading

Trigger Warning: No Money Apocalypse in 2014 Elections

by Benjamin Barr


It’s that time of year again.  Election Day is more and more like Groundhog Day for campaign finance reformers.  Their legend goes like this:  if sizeable amounts of money are spent on political speech there will be years of corruption … Continue reading

Let the Marketplace Decide

by Boyd Wiggam
November 10, 2014


Another landowner wants to build an apartment complex in Cheyenne. As usual, this landowner must obtain the blessing of Cheyenne’s bureaucrats and elected leaders. Recent history also suggests that the homeowners within eyesight of the proposed project immediately north of … Continue reading

WyLiberty Attorneys File Brief in Texas Free Speech Case

by admin
November 5, 2014


CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys Benjamin Barr and Steve Klein filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief in the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals at Dallas, arguing that a political contributor’s convictions for organized crime, bribery and money laundering for … Continue reading


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