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Maureen Bader and KGAB’s Gary Freeman discuss the sin tax grab

Maureen Bader and KGAB’s Gary Freeman discuss the sin tax grab, Wyoming’s economic outlook and what to expect in the upcoming Wyoming budget session. Hold onto your wallet! November 20, 2015

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Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray discuss Governor Mead’s Business Forum in Cheyenne

Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray discuss Governor Mead’s Business Forum in Cheyenne this week and the legislative panel’s discussion of possible strategies to deal with the budget deficit. From raiding the Rainy Day Fund to digging holes and filling them up again, our elected officials skirt around the need for fundamental reform. November 18, 2015

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Sin Tax No Answer to Spending Addiction

The state of Wyoming earmarks tobacco settlement funds to certain programs — and guess what. The programs cost more than the revenue they receive. As you might expect, the knee jerk reaction to this is to raise tobacco taxes to cover the shortfall. But let’s take a closer look.

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Amy Edmonds and Chuck Gray discuss whether the supplemental budget violates the Wyoming Constitution by going beyond, way beyond, covering the ordinary expenses of the state, on KVOC

Amy Edmonds and Chuck Gray discuss whether the supplemental budget violates the Wyoming Constitution by going beyond, way beyond, covering the ordinary expenses of the state, on KVOC. November 4, 2015

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Maureen Bader and John Birbari talk about Wyoming Governor Mead’s upcoming budget and where to weed out the waste to ensure we do not dig into the state’s legacy savings

Maureen Bader and John Birbari talk about Wyoming Governor Mead’s upcoming budget and where to weed out the waste to ensure we do not dig into the state’s legacy savings. October 29, 2015

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Delayed Decisions Dig a Deeper Fiscal Hole

Governor Mead announced he will cut approximately $200 million from the current fiscal year’s spending. This apparent burst of fiscal conservatism came as a result of a clause in the 2014 budget bill directing the governor to review agency budgets and reduce them if it looks like the fall in tax revenue will result in a deficit. Revenue has been on a downswing for a year now, but Governor Mead’s main solutions will only dig a deeper fiscal hole.

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Budget Cutlets and the Rainy Day Fund Raid

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