Wyoming Liberty Group
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
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
This fall Wyoming legislators are busy attending interim Committee meetings on a variety of subjects, all of which will be addressed in the cold winter months of February and March during the 2016 Budget Session. Current trends indicate long-term budget problems for Wyoming.
This April I wrote a blog entitled, The Urgent Case for School Choice in Wyoming. I argued that Wyoming legislators should bring school choice measures that work for Wyoming’s tax structure in the next budget session for two reasons: first, because it is the right thing to do for parents statewide who understand the benefits real choice in education has for their children, and second because these measures have been proven to save states money.
On Monday I mentioned that the Alaska state government is fighting a deep hole in their state's General Fund: after having ignored increasingly prominent signals of the state's finances being unsustainable, legislators in Juneau have now been forced to put together a panic-driven spending-cut package equal to seven percent of the General Fund.
One of the greatest worries after the election on November 6 is that Congress and the President will allow sequestration spending cuts and Taxmaggedon tax increases to take effect. Sequestration is a series of spending cuts that will take effect in January and continue over several years. Taxmaggedon is the combination of expiring Bush-era tax rates and payroll tax credits, and the large tax increases associated with Obamacare.