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For thousands of years, alchemists tried to change base metals into gold. Today, this lofty goal rests unachieved, but its legacy remains. Now, instead of changing lead to gold, crafty alchemists look to change money from the pockets of taxpayers to their own, and governments seem happy to assist. High on the alchemy hit list in Wyoming is the coal-to-liquids scheme—a boondoggle that could waste even more hard-earned tax dollars in the future as Wyoming politicians scramble to appear to be doing something to grow the economy and create jobs.
Amy Edmonds discusses what needs to be included in any federal education legislation to give control back to states and ultimately, to parents. March 19, 2015
“We need to look like we are doing something for that community.”
Wyoming Sen. Wasserberger, Joint Appropriations Committee, January 26, 2015
Facing declining mineral tax revenues, the desire to continue spending and the inability, so far, to raid the rainy day fund, Gov. Mead’s push to diversify the economy to create jobs and generate more tax revenue shifted into overdrive. His direction? The governor made yet another announcement about an investment by his chosen one – Microsoft’s data center. Yes, Microsoft is investing more in the state, but in exchange, the governor is doling out more corporate welfare. Corporate welfare is a costly way to appear to be doing something to diversify the economy to create jobs and increase tax revenue.
The Food Freedom Act has passed in Wyoming. It decriminalized some voluntary capitalist acts between consenting individuals and not a moment too soon. Government regulation is no panacea and food regulation could soon become even more disconnected with its purported purpose of keeping us healthy. Seems the USDA may incorporate environmental sustainability in its upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As special interest groups exert more control over government, we must eliminate the dead hand of government from our food choices.
By Bradley Harrington
Published in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle on February 26, 2015.
“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” - H.L. Mencken, “H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks,” 1956 -
As the legislature works its grinds, turning bills into recycling or legislation, the day comes closer when the proposed Vision 2020 commission begins its work. Senate File 122, referred to the Senate Revenue Committee on January 27, is very likely going to end up on Governor Mead’s desk. The purpose of the commission is to comprehensively review state revenue and expenditure in response to the mounting fiscal problems awaiting the state in just a couple of years.
In this short podcast, WyLiberty’s Amy Edmonds provides us with an update on education-related legislation coming out of the House. First up is HB 23, Next Generation Science Standards, and second, HB 147, Wyoming Council of Education. January 30, 2015