Dodging a fiscal bullet
November 7, 2018
Don’t look now, but Wyoming just dodged a fiscal bullet.
The smart thing to do would be to count ourselves lucky, then get out of the line of fire before the next round comes flying down range. But if history is any guide, I expect our Legislature will keep the state right where it is.
Wyoming state government has once again been delivered from a huge budget deficit, this time by a combination of unexpectedly higher oil prices and investment returns.
That’s obviously good news, but in the long-term it will likely postpone (again) a serious review of the state’s tax structure and effo...