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Instead of Asking: “Who Will Pay for It?" Ask: "What Are We Paying For?"

During the minerals boom politicians competed to see who could spend more to give voters “free stuff.” The free spending Freudenthal administration partied on with a state spending spree that doubled the cost of government—free stuff is expensive after all. Of course, buying votes with free stuff means convincing voters they can get something for nothing. That wasn’t difficult when the minerals industry picked up the tab; every spending request seemed to get knee-jerk approval.

 

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Wind Power Field of Dreams

The Wyoming wind production tax revenue fell by 15 percent between 2014 and 2015. So much for alternative revenue sources. 

 

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Capital Construction Funding Funny Business

Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman talk about the apparent laundering of Abandon Mine Land Funds through the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the warning by Cynthia Lummis that Washington is watching, on KGAB 650 am Radio Cheyenne. The inappropriate use of AML funds last time was one reason why the funds were pulled. 

 

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How to Sunset Big Government

In civics 101, we learn how government works. Voters elect legislators, legislators pass bills, and bills become law. This side of government is transparent and accountable. But there is another side of government that is far less accountable.

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Free Stuff is not so Free

Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods talk about the illusion of "free stuff" created by politicians looking to buy your vote, on Boldrepublic.com. 

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Capital Construction Boondoggles and the Wyoming Budget

Maureen Bader joins John Birbari on KVOW Riverton Radio to discuss Wyoming's Capital Construction budget, how some politicians seem to think providing employment opportunities for the construction industry is a role of government, and what some people are trying to do to rein in the out-of-control spending on construction. 

 

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Veto and Override - A Power Struggle at the Wyoming Legislature

After months of review and mammoth change, the Wyoming legislature sent Governor Mead’s budget back to him for his signature. When the governor sent it back – signed – it had more line item vetoes than ever before.

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