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Accountability Deficit Drove Construction Blowout

  • Revenue shortfall highlights danger of one group paying for the benefits of another. 

In its latest meeting, Wyoming’s legislative Revenue Committee discussed how to close the gap between state spending and state revenue for school capital construction. The bonanza funding the building blowout fizzled away, so what to do? Hike taxes to continue spending as usual or look for ways to spend less? As no one on the committee wanted to appear to be in favor of tax hikes, the discussion turned to the only viable option—spending reform. Too bad it took a crisis for legislators to focus on responsible spending.

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Tax Hikes Wrong Approach to Revenue Reductions

Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman discuss the tax hikes considered by Wyoming's Revenue Committee, what they would do to the state's troubled private sector and options to ensure a growing and prosperous Wyoming.

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Revenue Rout and Regime Reaction

Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods from Boldrepublic.com discuss the precipitous drop in tax revenue and the government's predictable response. But is that the only, or even best solution? Watch this short video to hear about a better way to go.

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Revenue Committee Supports Internet Sales Tax Grab

In Wyoming, some politicians are looking high and low for ways to take your money, especially if they can make it look like someone else is slipping his hand into your pocket. One way that popped up during a recent Revenue Committee meeting is a tax on Internet retail sales. Proponents justify this tax grab in two ways. First, the need for more tax revenue to fund the state budget shortfall and second, the notion that hard-pressed Main Street businesses can’t escape collecting the tax so taxing Internet sales would level the playing field. However, government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.  An Internet sales tax won’t do much for the revenue shortfall and if government really cared about Main Street retailers, they would reduce their tax burden instead of extending the dead hand of government to the Internet.

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Maureen Bader
Hi and thank you for your comment. Some Internet sellers charge the tax and others don't. The issue is for the very small Mom & Po... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:17
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Solutions to the Construction Funding Dilemma

Maureen Bader and John Birbari from KVOW Riverton Radio talk about the revenue shortfall and what the Revenue Committee may do about it. If those who think a government bloated by a decade of mineral tax revenue windfall get their way, grab your wallet and run for the hills!

 

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Revenue Committee Considers Tax Hikes

As minerals industry tax revenue plummets, politicans face a choice. Cut spending or raise taxes. What is Wyoming's Revenue Committee talking about - you guessed it - Tax Hikes!  But shifting the burden of a bloated government to the people of Wyoming will only make matters worse. It is time to cut government spending back to a level remaining taxpayers are willing and able to fund. 

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Black Clouds on the Horizon Shroud Budget Trickery

  • Replace Taxation Fixation with Bloat Elimination to Clear the Skies 

Just when you think Wyoming's economic outlook can’t get any darker, it does. The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG) released its April 2016 update and sent a clear warning to policymakers. The report showed lower than expected revenue collections from most sources for fiscal year 2016, ending this June. The state is in trouble right now and the situation could be much worse in the 2017/18 biennium.

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Maureen Bader
Hi Matt. Thank you for your comment. Yes it is hypothetically possible and has happened in the past that a tax has been implemente... Read More
Thursday, 05 May 2016 08:13
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