Wyoming needs schools, roads, hospitals and other basic public services, writes guest columnist Nate Martin. And it’s time to move past the belief that we can have them without paying taxes.
All told, the state today collects at least half a billion dollars less in coal revenue each year than a decade ago. WyoFile breaks down the numbers.
As the state resolves a $400 million loss to education funding, lawmakers must remember their responsibilities.
As talk turns to Wyoming’s tax structure, an old photograph reminds us of two who helped change the face of the state’s revenue stream.
Wyoming’s has $19 billion in savings — a handsome amount for a state of 584,000. Yet local leaders say the state lost sight of the purpose for the savings.