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The Black Market – In Milk?

When it comes to the food you eat, the person in the best position to choose food for your family is you. Continue reading

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Tax and Gouge Task Force Terminated

Government must shrink down to a level people are willing to fund. It must not entrench the old guard; it must not raid the rainy day fund; and it must not shift the burden of bad spending policies to the pocketbooks of Wyoming families. Continue reading

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A Constitutional Coda to Wyoming’s Failure to Reform Asset Forfeiture

On Friday, in a devastating final vote of 7-to-23, the Wyoming Senate voted to not override Governor Matt Mead’s veto of Senate Enrolled Act 1 (SEA 1), which would have amended the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act (WCSA) to require a … Continue reading

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Wyoming Rejects Medicaid’s Bad Medicine

With just two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the forces of socialized medicine were defeated, at least for now. After losing decisively in the Wyoming Senate and finding no traction in the Wyoming House, Medicaid Expansion supporters tried to … Continue reading

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Free-Speech-Hating Thugs Lose Again

On Friday the Institute for Justice (IJ) won an important free speech victory against the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). IJ charitably refers to the PDC as “bullies.” I think a more apt description of the PDC is “free-speech-hating thugs.” … Continue reading

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Myths Feed Hopes, Dreams and Spending Scams

Mythical animals and revenue aren’t the only myths jumping hoops the Wyoming legislature. A more serious myth threatens the financial future of the state — one-time spending myth. Continue reading

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Governor Mead Vetoes Due Process and Property Rights

After it passed the Wyoming Legislature overwhelmingly, with a final overall vote of 80-9 (1 excused), this evening Governor Matt Mead vetoed Senate Enrolled Act 1–or Senate File 14. The bill would replace civil forfeiture under the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act … Continue reading

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Tax and Gouge Task Force

Facing a state budget deficit, declining revenues and the desire to continue spending, Gov. Mead asked, “What constitutes a rainy day?” This thinly veiled call to raid the state’s rainy day account to fund his spending priorities was ignored by … Continue reading

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Wyoming Drone Protection Act Dies in Senate Judiciary

House Bill 18 – the Drone Protection Act – died this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 2-3. The bill was a committee bill, considered by the Joint Judiciary Committee (that is, the Senate and House … Continue reading

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The Murky Purpose of Government Spending

Whether the money comes from local or federal sources, at the end of the day, there is only one taxpayer. Spending money squirreled away in different accounts may not add to the deficit in the general fund but sure seems to allow for other priorities, such as doing something, to continue. Continue reading

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