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Equality State Taxpayers Supports WY House Bill 127

This appropriation would be used to financially assist elderly and disabled individuals by providing an annual rebate of sales and use taxes, property taxes and utilities/energy costs. The appropriation will also be expended for costs associated with the program administration, including salary, benefits, and support costs for three positions to administer the program. Those eligible… Continue Reading

Wyoming Supreme Court Opinion on Capitol Renovation

The Wyoming Supreme Court has rendered an opinion on the lawsuit filed by Treasurer Gordon concerning the Capitol Square project.  The court ruled that the legislation concerning the project was unconstitutional on its face and ordered the District Court to proceed according to the Supreme Court ruling.  The order was a strongly worded order to… Continue Reading

K-12 Funding Information Provided by Rep. Jennings

The following information has been provided by Representative Mark Jennings regarding K-12 funding. The questions were from Rep. Jennings to the Wyoming Legislative Services Office (LSO), and the answers are provided as written from the LSO. How much per student does the state spend on K-12 education.? For school year 2016-2017, this amount is approximately… Continue Reading

Fiscal Impacts from Government Vacancies

The following information has been provided by Representative Mark Jennings and is a response from the Legislative Services Office regarding the fiscal impacts on freezes to existing governmental vacancies. “…in the 2017 General Session the Governor and the Legislature reduced 167 positions (157 full-time and 10 part-time) resulting in savings of approximately $18 million general funds… Continue Reading