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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

No-Bid Contracts Contribute to Budget Shortfall

Suit has been filed in Wyoming’s First Judicial District calling for the judicial examination of contracting practices with respect to the Capitol Square Project, but also, the general contracting practices by the State of Wyoming. The suit claims that the Wyoming Legislature has shown a pervasive disregard of the competitive bidding requirements of Article 3, Section 31… Continue Reading

ESTA Opposes House Bill 162, Joint Resolution 007

The Equality State Taxpayers Association opposes the passage of Wyoming House Bill 162 and House Resolution 007, both of which propose increases in property taxes for Wyoming taxpayers. ESTA opposes tax increases and instead advocates for reductions in unnecessary or excess spending, including adherence to a competitive bid process that would reduce costs for government projects.… Continue Reading