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Leave Risky Business to Private Investors

The Minerals to Value Added program is a boondoggle that threatens to leave Wyoming families with a legacy of debt and higher taxes Continue reading

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Tax Reform a Better Alternative to Corporate Welfare

A lower, simpler tax system that treats each taxpayer equitably is preferable to government picking winners for special handouts while making losers out of taxpayers. Continue reading

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The Urgent Case for School Choice in Wyoming

In writing a piece about why school choice is the right choice for parents in Wyoming I could start by reciting a whole slew of numbers regarding graduation rates, college enrollment, academic achievement and taxpayer savings. These figures are readily … Continue reading

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New Facts Reveal More Problems with Civil Forfeiture in Wyoming

In the 2015 Wyoming Legislative Session, Senate File 14, or Senate Enrolled Act 1 (SEA 1), would have overhauled Wyoming’s drug forfeiture laws to require a felony conviction before alleged drug property (cash, cars, firearms and the like) could be … Continue reading

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April Fools! Medicaid’s Promises are a Joke

On the day before April Fool’s Day, Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center buried any illusion that Medicaid Expansion will improve access to health care.  In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and pharmacists from suing states … Continue reading

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Evidence Clearly in Favor of State Land Management

The Wilderness Society is currently in the middle of a misguided petition campaign to stop the transfer of federal lands into state hands. The organization’s mission says they aim to “contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public … Continue reading

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Wyoming Becomes an Alternative Energy Producer

It is not for state legislators to force Wyoming taxpayers to go on risky adventures with unproven projects people are unwilling to put their own money towards. If legislators were interested in doing more than just appearing to do something, they would get out of the way by reducing regulation and lowering taxes so people are freed to make real investment decisions. Continue reading

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No Need To Panic Over King v. Burwell

Ever since David King sued the federal government for illegally subsidizing health insurance payments on federal exchanges, governors in states with federal exchanges have scrambled to make contingency plans.  Reactions ranged from Bobby Jindal of Louisiana consulting Congressional leaders on … Continue reading

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A Demographic Reality-Check for Downtown Cheyenne

Local government promoters continually discuss how to use tax dollars to revive downtowns. Cheyenne is no different. During the run-up to the 2014 Cheyenne City Council elections, the local newspaper asked candidates what they would do to improve Cheyenne’s downtown. … Continue reading

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Coal Alchemy and Corporate Welfare

A Wyoming love story For thousands of years, alchemists tried to change base metals into gold. Today, this lofty goal rests unachieved, but its legacy remains. Now, instead of changing lead to gold, crafty alchemists look to change money from … Continue reading

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