Author Archives: Maureen Bader

Capitol Construction Must Get Back to Basics

All the hoopla about the secret meetings of this new subcommittee, one that would advise the project manager and the Capitol Oversight Group, acted as a cover for the existence of a Capitol Advisory Task Force, one that had already developed guidelines and recommendations for the project. Continue reading

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Halt the March to Fuel Poverty in Wyoming

Although politicians leave the cost of corporate welfare out of their rhetoric, it doesn’t mean everyone is taken in by the spin. But do the people of Wyoming think handouts to private businesses benefit them? Continue reading

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Cutting Waste from the Wyoming Budget

Instead of putting a new spin on a bad program and hurting communities and families along the way, legislators must get out of the way by reducing regulation and lowering taxes so people are freed to make their own wealth creating investment decisions. Continue reading

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WyLiberty Releases Survey Results Detailing Voter Disapproval of Corporate Welfare

Wyoming Liberty Group released the results of a survey today that asked 500 likely voters in Wyoming their opinion on the state government’s use of tax dollars to benefit private companies. Continue reading

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WyLiberty Corporate Welfare Survey Backgrounder

Wyoming Voters Say Individuals Make Better Spending Decisions than Government Introduction The Wyoming government depends overwhelmingly on the minerals industry to fund its activities. The minerals industry, however, is a source of cyclical revenue; when revenues rise, so does government … Continue reading

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Business Ready Communities or Corporate Welfare?

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) enables a number of programs that funnel tax dollars to private companies. When the WBC asked the State Loan and Investment Board for a $1.35 million grant for a Wyoming town to benefit a private … Continue reading

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Corporate Welfare in Sheep’s Clothing

Has the Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund become a slush fund for legislators? Continue reading

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Will a Multi-Million Dollar Man Stop the Muddle?

As dreams of palaces turn into nightmares, Wyoming’s Capitol renovation project muddles along to fiscal disaster. After paying millions to design and architectural consultants and having state employees work on the project for more than a year, the committee has … Continue reading

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Derailing the Runaway Renovation

To ensure our children and grandchildren are free from a legacy of debt and higher taxes as a result of Capitol Renovation overdrive, the Oversight committee must excise all palatial visions and get back to the basic renovation originally proposed. The people of Wyoming cannot afford to fund a monument to the egos of some legislators. Continue reading

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Capitol Reno Budget Dashes Out of Control

With no final design in sight and visions of palaces dancing in legislator’s heads, the Capitol reconstruction project is now $1 million over budget. St. Nicholas’s sleigh may be full of toys but what he seems to be leaving the … Continue reading

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