Rejecting state income tax lets Wyoming’s wealthiest residents off the hook at expense of most vulnerable citizens, Drake writes.
Despite opponents’ protests that the public had no chance for input, the Senate advanced a bill to grant business owners immunity from civil lawsuits by someone who contracted COVID-19 in the business.
The Legislature will debate four bills to spend $500 million over two days beginning May 15. Advocates and at least one lawmaker worry transparency got overlooked.
An internal memo to the Legislature from its fiscal analysts anticipates $555 million to $2.8 billion in lost revenues from COVID-19 and an oil price war. “Armageddon,” in the words of one lawmaker.
Drake ponders the head-scratching news that a UW swimming pool proposal derailed $162 million worth of new projects in the state.