Under Wyoming’s current tax structure, growing the state’s non-resource based industries would cost the state money, economists say.
Citing role as defenders of the public interest, the governor-appointed panel is holding up Department of Environmental Quality plans to charge for some public records requests.
Funds to be used to acquire Forest Service property, avoid NEPA entanglement.
Proposal is heavily conditioned, may face showdown with House.
Following months generating ideas to move the state’s income model past boom-and-bust vulnerability, the committee killed major tax reforms without votes.