Advancing a doomed effort for full retail legalization may actually be a legislative negotiating tactic aimed at securing medical marijuana decriminalization, guest columnist writes.
Legislators consider a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation.
Rejecting state income tax lets Wyoming’s wealthiest residents off the hook at expense of most vulnerable citizens, Drake writes.
Legislature’s failure to diversify revenue streams, raise taxes and expand Medicaid exacerbate the current “Armageddon to Wyoming’s budget.”
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.