As the reality of coal revenue’s irreversible retreat sets in, discussions of how to otherwise fund state government grow more prominent, somber and difficult.
Despite the early endorsement of Republican leadership, property and sales tax bills appear dead before seeing the light of day.
Wyoming’s legislative leaders say they want to modernize the state’s tax system and generate new revenues for local governments and public schools.
A complaint has been filed and is being investigated by the Albany County attorney. Reporting suggests it may question Haynes’ residency.
Under Wyoming’s current tax structure, growing the state’s non-resource based industries would cost the state money, economists say.