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Work Requirements in Medicaid

by Sven R. Larson, Ph.D.

Take a look at SF0097, introducing work requirements for able-bodied recipients of Medicaid benefits and food stamps, a.k.a., SNAP. This bill is sponsored by Senators Hicks, Driskill, Peterson and Scott and Representatives Burkhardt, Clem, Gray, Laursen and Lindholm.

This bill is a small step toward putting some caps on state spending. Says the bill:

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Jonathan Downing joins Glenn Woods on KGAB

Jonathan Downing discusses potential tax increases by the Revenue Committee, government efficiency and the state budget.

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The State Efficiency Report

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.

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Campaign Finance Disclosure: Who Actually Reads This Stuff?

There were a number of developments at this week’s interim meeting of the Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions committee of the Wyoming Legislature. Several draft bills suggest potential amendments to Wyoming’s campaign finance laws; some of proposals are good, and some of them are not. I am encouraged that members of the committee, Secretary of State Ed Murray, State Election Director Kai Schon, and Attorney General Peter Michael understand that campaign finance law is not a panacea and can, in fact, damage the political process for everything it supposedly fixes. Nevertheless, some are pushing for enhanced campaign finance “disclosure”—more frequent filing of more forms regarding broader swaths of political speech.

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Wyoming vs D.C. K-12 Smackdown

We recently overheard an opinion that Washington D.C.’s K-12 schools have had the greatest improvement in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores of any jurisdiction in the U.S. in recent years. We’ve also heard Wyoming legislators heap praises on Wyoming’s school system for its improved NAEP scores. Let’s compare them, shall we?

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School staffing: who to layoff, who to keep?

Bob Nelson talks with Glenn Woods about Wyoming school staffing.

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Robert Nelson sits down with KGAB

On March 17th staff member Robert Nelson had the opportunity to sit down with KGAB host Glenn Woods. They discussed topics based on education such as Wyoming’s education budget and the upcoming work of the recalibration committee. They also discussed the recent legislative session and it’s most engaged legislators.

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