Wyoming’s mineral-dependent tax structure has long ensured that economic diversification produces a net loss for the state. The pandemic-inspired work-from-home movement is exacerbating the problem.
Economist, budget maven and longtime Rep. Mike Madden lays bare the Gordian Knot of intertwined fiscal challenges facing Wyoming.
Despite the early endorsement of Republican leadership, property and sales tax bills appear dead before seeing the light of day.
The anti-tax mood of the Legislature means there’s little chance the state’s revenue sources will be diversified this session