The state’s economy shut down like the flip of a switch. An examination of three key sectors demonstrates how turning it back on won’t be nearly so fast, simple or easy.
It would be simplistic to blame the shortcomings of the PPP on a single leader or political party. But when things consistently fail in the same way, it’s time to acknowledge systematic issues.
Legislature’s failure to diversify revenue streams, raise taxes and expand Medicaid exacerbate the current “Armageddon to Wyoming’s budget.”
Wyoming faces a budget crisis being made worse by the pandemic, but we should not be fooled into taking measures called for by the oil and gas industry.
Antonio Serrano, one of the organizers behind the WyoSayNo campaign against opening a private ICE jail in Evanston, describes the impetus for the fight.