Wyoming Liberty Group
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.
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.
Geologically, socially, and culturally, Wyoming is a crossroads. Geologically, the crossroads consist of the Laramide orogeny, the collision of tectonic plates that literally gave rise to the Rocky Mountains. As the westward pioneer migration proceeded, the telescope on a prairie schooner often focused on the peaks of the Rockies as seen from the grasslands of Nebraska and Kansas. Pikes Peak was first spotted from Kansas, and Laramie Peak from Nebraska on the Oregon trail. These important landmarks both guided the pioneers and helped them measure their slow progress towards the dreams of land, freedom and opportunity, creating a certain type of social responsibility to each other and a unique culture.
The Interim Revenue Committee will meet May 11th and 12th in Saratoga. On their agenda is yet another proposal to shrink revenues, a Gross Receipts Tax [GRT]. It would also shrink the Wyoming economy and – to kill three birds with one stone – shrink your wallet! They may not notice the thing about shrinking your wallet by an estimated $800 to $1000 dollars a year [about $3,600 for a family of four in direct and indirect costs], but you’d think they would notice the part about shrinking revenues, being the Revenue Committee and all.
Popular Wyoming radio host Glenn Woods has recently joined KGAB radio here in Cheyenne. CEO Jonathan Downing sat down with Glenn on Friday March 3. They discussed a variety of topics including a post-session rundown. Click play now to listen to this great conversation!