JAC Reins In Supplemental Budget Blowout

by Maureen Bader
January 29, 2015


The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things. Wyoming’s Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) is talking about a time for spending caution—but it must do  more than hold steady. With falling oil prices and a rising deficit, … Continue reading

The Solution to Too Much Government is Less, not More

by Boyd Wiggam
January 28, 2015


An Ombudsman is yet another example of the compounding cost of government regulatory interference. Continue reading

Squirreled Away Saving Sing a Siren’s Song

by Maureen Bader
January 27, 2015


Like the beautiful voices of the Sirens of Greek mythology, large savings accounts are luring Wyoming’s ship of state to fiscal doom. The deficit in Wyoming’s traditional spending accounts has increased from a relatively miniscule $4.4 million to a whopping … Continue reading

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform at the Wyoming Senate

by Steve Klein
January 22, 2015


After narrowly emerging from the Wyoming Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-2 vote on Monday, yesterday the entire Wyoming Senate began to consider Senate File 14, which would replace civil forfeiture under the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act with criminal forfeiture. … Continue reading

Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

by Maureen Bader


An early warning signal started blinking back in October 2014 to alert Wyomingites about the effect of falling minerals prices on the state budget. The blinking has now turned into a frenetic flashing. The October revenue shortfall of $4.4 million … Continue reading

Will the Real Citizens United Please Step Forward?

by Benjamin Barr
January 21, 2015


January 21st is a special anniversary for the Wyoming Liberty Group. It marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United opinion. The Wyoming Liberty Group played a unique role as friends of the court in that case, helping … Continue reading

Wyoming’s Tyranny of the Minority

by Boyd Wiggam
January 14, 2015


Should 20% of Your Neighbors Be Able to Dictate What You Can Do With Your Property? In Wyoming a mere 20% of neighbors can effectively block new private investment by a landowner by forcing a three-fourths (¾) majority vote by … Continue reading

School District Spending Demands – A Disconnect

by Maureen Bader
January 13, 2015


A coalition of school district superintendents wants more money. But while one committee, the Joint Education Committee was happy to give it to them, the Joint Appropriations Committee showed restraint instead. Continue reading

Free Speech and Delicate Flowers

by Benjamin Barr
January 12, 2015


With last week’s tragedy in France, it is important to pause and reflect on the importance of that most inimical of liberties, free speech.  It is with fortune that America is not a regular witness to physical retaliation when dissident … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s Voting Rights — Lesson for Wyoming

by Boyd Wiggam
January 8, 2015


The right to vote for the person who will hold executive government offices is an critical element of freedom and self-governance. Wyoming voters must not take the right to vote for granted. It was a hard-won right that came at the expense of our forbearers’ lives and fortunes. Continue reading

JAC Reins In Supplemental Budget Blowout

by Maureen Bader
January 29, 2015


The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things. Wyoming’s Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) is talking about a time for spending caution—but it must do  more than hold steady. With falling oil prices and a rising deficit, … Continue reading

The Solution to Too Much Government is Less, not More

by Boyd Wiggam
January 28, 2015


An Ombudsman is yet another example of the compounding cost of government regulatory interference. Continue reading

Squirreled Away Saving Sing a Siren’s Song

by Maureen Bader
January 27, 2015


Like the beautiful voices of the Sirens of Greek mythology, large savings accounts are luring Wyoming’s ship of state to fiscal doom. The deficit in Wyoming’s traditional spending accounts has increased from a relatively miniscule $4.4 million to a whopping … Continue reading

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform at the Wyoming Senate

by Steve Klein
January 22, 2015


After narrowly emerging from the Wyoming Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-2 vote on Monday, yesterday the entire Wyoming Senate began to consider Senate File 14, which would replace civil forfeiture under the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act with criminal forfeiture. … Continue reading

Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

by Maureen Bader


An early warning signal started blinking back in October 2014 to alert Wyomingites about the effect of falling minerals prices on the state budget. The blinking has now turned into a frenetic flashing. The October revenue shortfall of $4.4 million … Continue reading

Will the Real Citizens United Please Step Forward?

by Benjamin Barr
January 21, 2015


January 21st is a special anniversary for the Wyoming Liberty Group. It marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United opinion. The Wyoming Liberty Group played a unique role as friends of the court in that case, helping … Continue reading


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