Wyoming Liberty Group
Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman discuss the need for a Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Can you family afford to pay an additional $27,000 per year to support a supersized government?
As Winston Churchill said, we should never let a good crisis go to waste. Why? Because it creates an opportunity for fundamental change. The fiscal crisis in Wyoming is a good example.
Boyd Wiggam spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about the contrast between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision not to list sage grouse as an endangered species because it is relatively abundant, and the environmental groups’ push to list sage grouse as endangered and its campaign against further fossil fuel development. September 23, 2015
- Time to add some drag to the line
The Game and Fish (G&F) department provides us with a cautionary tale about what happens when an agency’s mandate creeps from “the protection, propagation, preservation and distribution of Game animals, birds and fish of this State,” to “conserving wildlife—serving people,” which could mean pretty much anything—and it does. The G&F department hasn’t seen a mandate it can’t assume, or a cost it can’t increase. How do we reel in spending at G&F?
- When bureaucrats, union leaders and environmentalists get together, grab your wallet and run for the hills.
With stagnating hunting and fishing license fee revenues, Wyoming’s Game and Fish department (G&F) is hunting around for ways to offload its escalating costs to the general taxpayer. A bill, SF45, passed during Wyoming’s recently completed 2014 budget session that will allow the department to offload approximately $5 million in health insurance and $2 million grizzly bear management costs from its Commission budget, funded primarily by hunting and fishing license fees, to the general fund, funded by the general taxpayer.