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Saying No to Medicaid Expansion Saves Hospitals and Lives

After seeing Wyoming’s Hospital Association fight tooth and nail for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, you’d think Medicaid expansion left hospitals in other states flush with cash.  The reality is that Medicaid expansion has significantly cut hospital compensation, resulting in longer wait … Continue reading

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WyLiberty Publishes Comprehensive Paper on Reforming Wyoming Criminal Law

The paper notes that Wyoming lacks any statute of limitations, allowing a citizen to be charged with any crime years after it is allegedly committed while most states only allow charges for the very serious crimes, such as murder, to never expire. Continue reading

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Eraser Is the Best Cure for Useless Laws

When local government lawmakers decide to expand freedom and economic opportunity for residents, a good first step is to take an eraser to ordinances that are already on the books. The Cheyenne City Council is taking a step in this … Continue reading

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Offloaded Federal Entitlement Program Nixed

Would the federal government ever renege on its promise to continue funding a program? Never, you say? The Wyoming Family Literacy Program at the Community College Commission is a good example of a costly entitlement program that lost its federal … Continue reading

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Wyoming Rejects Medicaid Expansion

For four years, supporters of Medicaid expansion urged our elected representatives to permanently commit Wyoming to this entitlement program.  And for the fourth year in a row, Wyoming’s Joint Appropriations Committee, or JAC, responded with a resounding “No.” Governor Matt Mead … Continue reading

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JAC Votes to Hide Capitol Renovation Cost Overruns

When visions of Taj Mahals at the Wyoming Capitol are coupled with state revenues tumbling into the abyss, count on some Wyoming legislators to figure out how to keep on spending. Continue reading

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Wyoming Is Safe from Medicaid Expansion – But Could it Rise Again?

Choosing to expand Medicaid is like deciding to marry for the sake of a dream honeymoon when disillusionment, certainly in this case, is the likely outcome. Fortunately, seven members of the Joint Appropriations Committee rescued Wyoming from a looming and ill-conceived entitlement marriage by voting to strip Medicaid Expansion from the 2017-18 budget appropriations bill. Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion Cut from Budget, Good News for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, WY: The Wyoming Liberty Group applauds Wyoming’s Joint Appropriation Committee’s removal of Medicaid Expansion from the Wyoming budget. WyLiberty has released Medicaid Expansion: Myths and Realities today, which debunks the most popular myths used by Governor Matt Mead to … Continue reading

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Wyoming State Revenues Continue to Fall

If the legislature decides to either use savings or tax hikes to maintain a level of state spending bloated by years of minerals tax revenue windfall, our children and grandchildren will be left with a legacy of debt and higher taxes. Continue reading

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Rawlins Flow Control Ordinance Is Attack on Economic Opportunity

Local governments in Wyoming have a nasty habit of attacking entrepreneurs. The most recent example of this campaign against economic opportunity is the City of Rawlins’s monopolistic Flow Control ordinance forcing garbage collection companies to deliver trash exclusively to the … Continue reading

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