Wyoming Liberty Group
Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray discuss the proposal for a new airport terminal in Cheyenne, an airport that few want to use, and how a fancy building won’t solve the problems facing the airline industry, on KVOC in Casper. September 24, 2015
Wyoming faces a multi-million dollar deficit in the 2017-18 biennium and the specter of plummeting revenue looms large on the horizon. Why then, is the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) about to rubber stamp funding to help lift a new $18 million terminal off the ground at an airport that just last year lost 50 percent of its customer seating capacity and has no hope of takeoff anytime soon? Government does a bad job of picking winners and with all the problems with the airline industry, constructing a new airport terminal in Cheyenne will undoubtedly leave us with a white elephant we can ill afford.