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UDC Design Standards Wrong for Downtown Cheyenne

Design regulations such has those proposed for downtown Cheyenne can serve as an additional barrier to investment because they impose additional start-up costs on private sector businesses. This is not a new problem as City Council continues to wrestle with the UDC’s anti-investment effect. Continue reading

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Winter Showdown

This winter will provide us an opportunity to see whose predictions are more accurate: the politically neutral Farmers’ Almanac or the global warming/climate change policy-driven NOAA. Continue reading

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Reject the Lodging Tax Grab

The Laramie County Commissioners voted to put the continuation of the 4 percent lodging tax on the ballot on November 4th. This is a fairly safe tax for commissioners to support as many voters believe out-of-county, if not out-of-state, visitors … Continue reading

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Ebola or Global Warming – An Agency Out of Focus

We are currently watching the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) experience a complete meltdown in public confidence. As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa became a matter of public concern in the U.S., we saw the CDC promptly … Continue reading

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Ebola, Government and Health Care

When government asks people to trust it, and then fails to provide that trust, even Ebola can slip through the cracks of the crumbling tax-funded promises. Continue reading

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Pension Reform – Who Controls our Retirement Future?

Talk of pension reform in the government sector starts the usual hand wringing among those who think they know best for everyone else. At the moment, Wyoming’s government signs most of its workers up to a defined benefit pension plan, … Continue reading

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“Let’s be Real Here”? A Retort

After five years of gridlock, last week a majority of four of six commissioners at the Federal Election Commission finally voted to update the FEC’s regulations to comply with the Citizens United decision. For years, the three commissioners representing the … Continue reading

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Pension Reform – Time for a Reality Check

Often, government promises create nothing but the illusion of security. Pension promises are a good example. Government has promised to support government workers in their retirement, but because of the fundamental flaws in the government pension system, this promise is an illusion. Continue reading

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An End to Political Witch Hunts

An unfortunate trend in election law is emerging across America.  Campaign finance laws—first designed to supposedly eliminate corruption in government—often instead become the tools of political operatives used to delay, impede, and harass opponents.  In other words, campaign finance reform … Continue reading

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Embracing a Prospective First Amendment for Campaign Finance Disclosure

One of the silliest carve-outs (or exceptions) in modern campaign finance law is the so-called “Socialist Workers” exemption to campaign finance reporting. The Supreme Court ruled in the 1976 case Buckley v. Valeo that if certain groups could show retaliation … Continue reading

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