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Local Government Tax Increases Get Little Traction

The state of Wyoming is wrestling with the growing gap between state spending and state revenue. Fortunately during its last meeting, Wyoming’s Revenue Committee showed an understanding of the effects of a tax increase on the fragile Wyoming economy.  The committee discussed the issue of declining revenue for local governments and two options to fill the gap. Both tax grabs got little traction.  What state politicians and taxpayers must now demand is local government reform.

 

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Maureen Bader
Thank you Al for this information. The Wyoming Business Council does little if any followup on its handouts and it looks like it h... Read More
Friday, 17 June 2016 09:46
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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 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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Rainy Day Fund Too Small to Bail Out Bad Spending Decisions

A spoonful of rain won’t help the deficit go down.

The Pew Charitable Trust presented Wyoming’s Revenue Committee its report on the volatility of Wyoming’s tax revenue and its implications for the size of the Rainy Day Fund.

You might wonder why the Pew Charitable Trust is providing this report to Wyoming legislators. Well, in addition to doing it for free, Pew already published a report on tax revenue volatility in the 50 states, so seems a likely choice for a more in depth review of Wyoming. Pew is a nonprofit organization funded from seven individual charitable funds established by Sun Oil Company heirs. Pews goals include improving public policy by conducting rigorous analysis, and informing the public with data that illuminate world shaping issues and trends.

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