MEDICAID EXPANSION EXPLODES
From the WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/17/16
I have signed the NO TAX INCREASE pledge.
As revenues from our mineral development industries dry up, Wyoming is looking for new sources of funds. On the table for discussion are increased property and sales taxes, an income tax, a tax on corporations, increased "sin" taxes on tobacco and alcohol, sales taxes on "services" and even
Study Makes the Case for Transfer of the Public Lands to Wyoming
Last week, Y2 Consultants, Jackson, WY, issued its report on State management of Wyoming’s public lands. It concluded that Wyoming cannot possibly “manage” the public lands. Outright transfer is the only way Wyoming can work toward healthy air, water, wildlife, abundant outdoor
PUBLIC LANDS – FEDERAL OR STATE? A FACT SHEET
(1) The federal government – legally - MUST transfer the public lands to the state.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is planning to widen Highway 89 to five lanes through Star Valley.
Two years ago we submitted a list of 15 items that are needed on our Lower Valley’s “main street.” There are areas where turn lanes are needed. Occasional passing lanes and acceleration lanes are needed. Better curve signage is ...
I am pro-life with one exception: if a fertilized egg is lodged in the fallopian tube, it must be removed. An ectopic pregnancy WILL kill the mother and the fetus cannot possibly survive. This is a true “life of the mother” situation.
On this issue, I have been called an “extremist.” I have also been called a “brown-shirted, jack-booted, ...
TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LANDS, May, 2016
I support, 100%, keeping public lands in public hands.
Regardless of whether you favor or oppose transfer of Wyoming’s federally-controlled public lands to the state, whether you fear or embrace transfer, it cannot be disputed that the legal arguments support it. It cannot be disputed that Wyoming and the other 12 Western states were promised ...
BUDGETS - May 2016
Wyoming faces a revenue shortfall over the next four years. Estimates range from $700 million to $1 billion.
The Governor has called for across-the-board spending cuts for all agencies, departments and divisions, including the university. There has been no call for a drastic restructuring of government or a comprehensive analysis of the state government’s size ...
MEDICAID EXPANSION - April 11, 2016
I have consistently voted NO to expand Medicaid in Wyoming. Four main reasons:
1. Enrollments have exceeded projections in every state that has expanded Medicaid, sometimes by almost 300%. (Colorado)
2. The five-year study, by the state of Oregon, of the health outcomes of Medicaid enrollees and individuals with no health insurance...
GENDER WAGE GAP - October 2015
Do you know how the gender wage gap is calculated? If I told you that it is calculated by adding up all the wages earned by men, Column A, then adding up all the wages earned by women, Column B, and that the difference between the two columns is the “gender wage gap,” would that make any sense to you? Yet, that is, indeed, precisely how the ...