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Every Child Achieves When Parents Have Choices

Last week I wrote about why state lawmakers should enact real school choice measures in Wyoming sooner than later. While I included in my blog all of the many studies seen in the school choice movement over the past decade … Continue reading

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The Birth (And Possible Death) of the Employer Mandate

Ever since Congress passed Obamacare in 2010, each April 15, the dreaded tax return filing day, brings ever more complexity to our federal tax code.  This year’s complexity is the employer mandate, the most harmful of the law’s tax provisions … Continue reading

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What Are Taxes Really Costing Americans?

No matter what you include in the additional costs imposed by the federal tax code on individuals, it is clear that American’s tax burden is much larger than the money delivered to the Treasury. Continue reading

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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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