Wyoming Liberty Group
by Tom Rose
2012 was a rough year in regard to employees of my outfitting business. The second full crew hiring attempt contained an employee I called “Mack Daddy”. (Reasons for this nickname will not be explored here) Mack Daddy was in his mid-30s, had been to college and worked as a fly fishing Guide. A most congenial and personable young man.
It is important for the people of Wyoming to take action!
18LSO-0142 - Sales Tax on Specified Services (This is the proposed legislation)
This proposed bill will impose a 4-6% sales tax on the services that you use on a regular basis, increasing the price at the register and increasing the cost of goods purchased when small businesses are forced to pass along the service taxes they pay in order for them to remain profitable and in business.
Guest Writer – Sven Larson
Yesterday I gave an overview of what tax increases we can expect at the state level: tallying up the worst-case, but increasingly likely scenario, we are looking at half-a-billion dollars in higher taxes. This tax shock - which, I repeat, is no longer unrealistic but increasingly probable - would probably be introduced over two years and would come in the form of assorted "small increases" this year and an entirely new tax the year after.
Spending continues to increase. The big spenders want:
WyoFlot – a state government airline system ($80-$100 million)
Workforce Development ($50 million)
Even more for already a costly school bureaucracy
(with NO Academic Improvement for our kids!)
Means to a Legacy of Administrative Excellence
In 2017 Wyoming legislators approved the State Efficiency Report bill. The Wyoming Spending and Efficiency Commission, chaired by Senator Drew Perkins, awarded the contract, and in October a team of former CEO’s and CFO’s from Alvarez & Marsal submitted this draft report. So it was that Wyoming’s legislative branch supported Wyoming’s executive branch to create a legacy of administrative excellence.