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WyLiberty Releases Next Preliminary Legislator Budget Frugality Scorecard

CHEYENNE, WY: The Wyoming Liberty Group released the Budget third reading amendment vote scorecard for Wyoming legislators today. This, together with the second reading amendment  scorecard, measures the willingness of legislators to push the Wyoming general operations budget bill into deficit.

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Wyoming Budget Update - Legislative Scorecard Part 1

Maureen Bader talks about the first round of the Wyoming Legislative Scorecard results. Are Wyoming legislators frugal or profilate? Be sure to listen to find out.

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Wyoming Budget Update - No Cuts Here Folks

Wyoming's general appropriations budget primarily funds agency spending. To bring agency spending more into line with plummeting revenues, the Joint Appropriations Committee developed a so-called austerity plan. If only. Small cutlets to budget increases won't prevent panic tax hikes. The legislature must not leave a legacy of debt and higher taxes to future generations. 

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State Building Boondoggle Funded with AML Slight of Hand

With Wyoming’s traditional funds falling faster than a brakeless coal car on an oily rail, the Joint Appropriations Committee has been scrambling to find money to continue spending on building construction. Then, like pennies from heaven, the state’s federal delegation managed to get the federal government to return the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funds it slipped into its pocket to fuel its own runaway spending.

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Wyoming Budget Update - How to Fund a Golf Course

When it comes to budget building, actions speak louder than words. Legislators talk about spending restraint, but when they continue to funnel depleting funds at golf courses, you've got to wonder just how serious they are.

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Maureen Bader and John Birbari discuss the state of the Wyoming budget

From a rainy day fund raid to cutlets to agency budgets, if political will for serious reform remains on the sidelines, look for spenders to call for ‘alternative revenue sources,’ and you know what that means.

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Offloaded Federal Entitlement Program Nixed

Would the federal government ever renege on its promise to continue funding a program? Never, you say? The Wyoming Family Literacy Program at the Community College Commission is a good example of a costly entitlement program that lost its federal funding, leaving the entire tab to the Wyoming taxpayer. But the story gets even worse. This program is a costly duplication of other programs and more, it doesn’t meet its goals. The Joint Appropriations Committee made the right decision when it defunded this program.

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