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Majority of Wyoming Citizens Support the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

In a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Wyoming Liberty Group, Wyoming taxpayers overwhelmingly supported our Taxpayer Protection Pledge by saying they would be much more likely to vote for a candidate who had signed the pledge.  In the same poll, voters said they believed Wyoming could get it's deficit spending under control through cuts in state spending and not through tax increases.  Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks with Amy Edmonds about these important topics in this week's podcast.  

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Empowering Patients Delivers Savings

Several states have been moving their health care systems in a more patient centered direction.  Reforms that empower patients to find better value in their health care systems is a win-win scenario for both the patient and taxpayers.   Their patients now have both the right information and incentives to find the best health care at the lowest price.  

Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks about two such reforms in this week's Wyoming Liberty Group podcast.

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Testimony: Pay Patients to Find Affordable Healthcare

Testimony before the Wyoming Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee, August 25, 2016

My name is Charlie Katebi. I'm a policy analyst with the Wyoming Liberty Group.  I’d like to thank the Department of Health for researching and bringing greater attention to Wyoming’s lack of healthcare transparency, and why we need greater clarity for patients.

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Justice Reform Can Help Save Wyoming Some Serious Cash

Anthony joined KGAB host, Gary Freeman, and a number of callers to hash out the importance of sentencing guidelines and post-conviction reform, ways to deal with wrongful convictions, and how being smart on crime can save the state precious resources.

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Together, Wyoming Can Carry the Torch

Anthony speaks with Glenn Woods on Bold Republic and dives a little deeper into the ins and outs of criminal justice reform. The episode is about learning from other States’ mistakes and successes to implement innovative policies toward criminal justice reform. The two talk about the non-partisan nature of CJR and discuss more specific ways to create a stronger, more efficient Wyoming.

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Criminal Justice Reform 101: Where to Begin

Anthony speaks with Glenn Woods on Bold Republic about problems seen across the nation and in other states’ criminal justice systems and how they are being handled. This interview paints very broad brush strokes of justice reform policy and potential to make Wyoming more efficient.

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Cheyenne City Council Makes Wise Decision on Real Estate Sale

The Cheyenne City Council wisely chose to reject a deal that would have denied them the opportunity to look at multiple offers for the old police station property at 2020 Capitol Avenue.  Had they instead chosen to move forward with the administrations proposed no-bid deal, it would have done a disservice to residents, taxpayers, and even the potential purchaser of the building. It would have deprived residents of the transparency they deserve but have often been denied when the city disposes of city-owned prime commercial real estate. It also would have contradicted city council candidates’ promises to work hard to make downtown Cheyenne the best it can be. Finally, city council members would not have been good stewards of publicly-owned property if they had refused to ensure that the city is getting the best deal it possibly can to maximize revenue, both on the sale of the property and in the future by expanding the city’s property tax base.

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