Wyoming Liberty Group
The food police are at it again.
This week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided to pass an ordinance banning fast food restaurants from giving out toys with certain children’s meals. You might have guessed it – there’s an alarming government emergency driving this ban: Childhood obesity. That’s right, fat kids are coming to a city near you soon.
The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, CREG, of the Wyoming State Legislature has upgraded its forecast of state revenues. Compared to January 2010 the October CREG report suggests that revenues during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12 Biennium will be 4.9 percent higher than predicted in January.
The Institute for Justice (IJ) released a series of studies last week entitled City Studies: Government Barriers to Entrepreneurship, which has garnered the attention of no less than the Wall Street Journal. The studies cover Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., respectively. This video accompanies the studies, and it manages to be hilarious despite its depressing content.
The Planning and Zoning Department for the city of Casper is studying a measure, recently referred to them by the City Council, which would restrict people owning homes and businesses from displaying cars for sale without a dealer’s license. If the measure is adopted, one could still sell his or her own car on personal property, but could not display someone else’s car, either as a favor or for a fee.
Tea Party groups continue to command local and national attention.It’s clear that the Tea Party is more than a flash in the pan, and will have a lasting effect at the state and national level, much to the dismay of the American left.
Flattering Index Downplays Cowboy State’s tepid GDP Performance
A survey by 24/7 Wall Street ranked Wyoming as the best-run state in the nation. This is of course good news for the Cowboy State, but the incoming state legislature and governor are well advised not to let this ranking motivate complacency. Wyoming has some serious problems that are buried or reduced by this index.
November’s elections results will undoubtedly affect federal tax policy with a direct impact on Wyoming businesses.