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Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray discuss the Pew Foundation’s analysis of Wyoming’s Rainy Day Fund and why it will not bail out past bad spending decisions, on KVOC radio in Casper

Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray discuss the Pew Foundation’s analysis of Wyoming’s Rainy Day Fund and why it will not bail out past bad spending decisions, on KVOC radio in Casper. September 11, 2015

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A History Lesson

It is said that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Indeed, they are fated to have history reach like something out of H.P. Lovecraft's nightmares, ensnare them in its tentacles, and drag them to their dooms.

Our lesson for today begins in England, in the time of Elizabeth I. Yet it has implications for us today in Wyoming. At that time, Elizabeth was concerned with King Phillip of Spain. She feared an invasion of Protestant England by that most devout of Catholic kings. So she sent forth “gentlemen adventurers” on English shipbuilding technology. Some she sent to harass Phillip's booty from the New World. Some she sent to found colonies in the new world, in hope of striking it rich as the Spanish had done.

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Maureen Bader discusses Governor Mead’s latest call for a rainy day fund raid, why it is an example of irresponsible short-termism, and one place to start cutting waste from the Wyoming budget

Without fundamental spending reform, Wyoming’s government will leave our children and grandchildren with a legacy of debt and higher taxes. Aug. 20, 2015

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The Legislature Can Help Fix Wyoming’s City Government Problems

Wyoming’s two largest cities are currently struggling to define how city leadership will work in the near future. Cheyenne’s City Council is pressing forward with a proposal to strip the elected mayor of most of his authority in favor of a city administrator that the City Council will hire. Casper’s City Council must also find a new City Manager to take office later this year because the current manager is retiring in November.

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Adirondack Park: a Model for Transfer of Public Lands?

The opponents of the Transfer of Public Lands (TPL) from the federal government to the states use several arguments against the proposal. Two of them are:

  • The states can't manage their public lands.
  • The states will sell off the public lands for development.

Really? Tell that to Adirondack Park in upstate New York.

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Boyd Wiggam discusses current debate on the strong mayor vs. city administrator with Gary Freeman on KGAB

Boyd Wiggam discusses current debate on the strong mayor vs. city administrator with Gary Freeman on KGAB. July 31, 2015

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Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray of KVOC discuss the hiring of a project manager for the Capitol renovation project

Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray of KVOC discuss the hiring of a project manager for the Capitol renovation project and why it is unlikely to make much difference given the decision dysfunction of the Oversight committee members. July 23, 2015

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