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Holding Candidates Accountable After the Election

Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman talk about how the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and how it will help hold candidates accountable after the election, on KGAB, 680 am in Cheyenne. Maureen discusses tax reform and what this would mean should Wyoming legislators support an increase in the wind production tax. Gary and Maureen also touch on what the purpose of the rainy day fund should - and should not - be.

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A Pledge to Protect Taxpayers

Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods discuss the Taxpayers Protection Pledge and how this will help hold politicans accountable after the next election. Wyoming's government bloated up on the back of a minerals tax windfall. That windfall is over. How will the gap between spending and revenue be filled? Find out how you can have a say in that decision.

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UW’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Survey

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Wyomingites want bigger government!  Well, not exactly. 

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Local Government Tax Increases Get Little Traction

The state of Wyoming is wrestling with the growing gap between state spending and state revenue. Fortunately during its last meeting, Wyoming’s Revenue Committee showed an understanding of the effects of a tax increase on the fragile Wyoming economy.  The committee discussed the issue of declining revenue for local governments and two options to fill the gap. Both tax grabs got little traction.  What state politicians and taxpayers must now demand is local government reform.

 

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Thank you Al for this information. The Wyoming Business Council does little if any followup on its handouts and it looks like it h... Read More
Friday, 17 June 2016 09:46
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Freeing Patients from Medicaid

Charlie Katebi and John Birbari discuss the budget crisis' impending impact on Medicaid and how patient-centered reforms can give Medicaid patients greater control over their healthcare and deliver better value for taxpayers.

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Saving Patients from Medicaid

Liberals frequently claim that Medicaid expands healthcare options to the less fortunate.  But without major reforms, Medicaid will become a major barrier for patients seeking care.

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Accountability Deficit Drove Construction Blowout

  • Revenue shortfall highlights danger of one group paying for the benefits of another. 

In its latest meeting, Wyoming’s legislative Revenue Committee discussed how to close the gap between state spending and state revenue for school capital construction. The bonanza funding the building blowout fizzled away, so what to do? Hike taxes to continue spending as usual or look for ways to spend less? As no one on the committee wanted to appear to be in favor of tax hikes, the discussion turned to the only viable option—spending reform. Too bad it took a crisis for legislators to focus on responsible spending.

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