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Gross Receipts Tax: Your Wallet, Your Jobs, and State Revenue

The Interim Revenue Committee will meet May 11th and 12th in Saratoga. On their agenda is yet another proposal to shrink revenues, a Gross Receipts Tax [GRT]. It would also shrink the Wyoming economy and – to kill three birds with one stone – shrink your wallet! They may not notice the thing about shrinking your wallet by an estimated $800 to $1000 dollars a year [about $3,600 for a family of four in direct and indirect costs], but you’d think they would notice the part about shrinking revenues, being the Revenue Committee and all.

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Susan Gore
Wyoming is in trouble. Our state is spending about $400,000,000 a year more than it is taking in, and this is getting worse. Shoul... Read More
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Tim Kingston is simply not familiar with the facts. As data from the Office of Management and Budget shows, in the two years befor... Read More
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Legislature's Corporations Committee is addressing several local government regulatory trends

Boyd Wiggam discusses how the Legislature's Corporations Committee is addressing several local government regulatory trends that can stand in the way of new, private business development in Wyoming with Gary Freeman on KGAB.

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What Does Donald Trump Mean for Obamacare?

President-elect Donald Trump promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.  What does this mean for patients, doctors, and taxpayers?  Charlie Katebi and KGAB's Gary Freeman discuss Trump's healthcare agenda and the future of healthcare in Wyoming.  

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Wyoming's Ballooning Budget Crisis

Amy Edmonds breaks down the latest fiscal report by the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, or CREG, what it means for the future of Wyoming, and what Governor Matt Mead and Wyoming's legislators should do about it.

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Increase Public Safety and Save Money? I'm in!

Comprehensive criminal justice reform could increase public safety, save millions of dollars, and give each non-violent offender a second chance.

Over 95% of those incarcerated in Wyoming will eventually be released from prison, so we must consider what to do with these individuals while they are in the state’s custody.  Research tell us that lengthy sentences for non-violent, low-level offenders may actually increase the threat of future offenses.  Alternatively, equipping non-violent offenders with the tools to become responsible members of the community can maximize long term public safety and minimize state spending on corrections.

Last month, representatives from the Department of Corrections and the Wyoming Board of Parole presented a draft bill to the Interim Joint Judiciary Committee that offers six such tools to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with offenders.  Each change invests in public safety and lessens the burden on taxpayers.

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Testimony: Real Healthcare Reform Rewards Value, Instead of Volume

Testimony before the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Committee, October 24, 2016 

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Education Litigation, The Elephant in the Room

A slew of legal cases spanning two decades has been the most powerful force in creating Wyoming's K-12 public education system.  These cases have led to the "Dictatorial Behemouth" Wyoming now has as it's education system.  With court ordered rules and requirements and continual legislative mandates, Wyoming lives under a monster of its own making.  

Continuing from Part 1 of their conversation, "Is Education Litigation Getting in the Way of Education?" listen in as Bob Nelson and Boyd Wiggam talk with Amy Edmonds about possible solutions to this behemouth in K-12 education.  

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