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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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Do Yearly Test Scores Really Show Us the Big Picture?

Every year we hear Wyoming test scores have gone up or they have gone down, but what's the REAL story?  Listen in as Amy Edmonds talks with Wyoming Liberty Group's new education finance analyst Bob Nelson. He tells us his first impressions of Wyoming's school funding system and its performance results over the past decade.  Year-to-year headlines can be dangerously short-sighted in the picture they show of what's happening with education in Wyoming.

Join in as Bob tells us what is really happening in Wyoming when we look at test results over a longer period of time.  

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Voters must do hard work to choose next mayor

When Cheyenne voters rejected the city administrator proposal last fall, they reaffirmed their commitment to vote responsibly and placed a special emphasis on this year’s mayoral elections. Those same voters must now examine each candidate and vote for who is best-equipped to do the day-to-day job of managing the city. It is never an easy job, and the fact that ten people filed applications for mayor makes vetting the candidates even more difficult.

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Elections and voting responsibly

Boyd Wiggams calls on voters to do the hard work at election time. Ask whether your candidate understands the limited role of government and whether they have the ability to do the job if elected.

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Obamacare’s expansion means less, not more healthcare

Since Obamacare became law, patients have seen their health insurance choices disappear.  There are fewer insurers selling fewer plans with narrower networks than ever before.  And now Obamacare’s architects want to snuff out the few remaining private options and replace them with government rationing and substandard healthcare. 

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Voters call for tax policy accountability

Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods discuss the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and poll results that indicate voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who has signed the pledge.

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The Taxpayer Protection Pledge and its commitment

Why do we need a Taxpayer Protection Pledge? To commit candidates before the election to a crucial choice. The choice to keep your money in your pocket.

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