Despite a narrative that COVID-19 and energy downturn are the cause of state budget cuts, columnist Dodson writes, that’s not the entire story. A dysfunctional political system is even more to blame.
When time was of the essence this summer, Wyoming Legislature decided it had better things to do.
Legislators can avoid making drastic cuts in the future, but only if they find the political will to increase taxes now.
Some economic events are so rare and disruptive that they fundamentally change the landscape. Economist Mike Madden examines the COVID-19 pandemic through that lens.
New laws will affect energy companies, utilities, a proposed massive land purchase and the state’s education system.