Joint Revenue Committee

CHEYENNE – A joint resolution that would create a new class of property came out of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee this week.  Members of the committee voted to sponsor the resolution and two bills Monday after spending the evening deliberating the best approach for offering...
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the 67th Wyoming Legislature will decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program eligibility in the upcoming general session.  If approved, Wyoming will be the last state in the West to do so.  The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to sponsor...
CHEYENNE – The 988 system for suicide prevention and mental health crises is one step closer to having a permanent funding source in Wyoming.  Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted Monday to sponsor a bill that would establish the suicide and crisis lifeline for the...
CHEYENNE —Ralph Neider-Westerman is executive director of Wyoming Lifeline, one of two suicide and crisis call centers in the state.  He knows what it means to live in a very rural place. He knows exactly why calls made by Wyomingites in crisis must be answered by people in Wyoming.  “I answered a...
The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee spent almost half of its two-day meeting in Lander last week discussing whether Wyoming’s private-trust and limited-liability-company laws are prone to abuse by bad actors — tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering, shielding assets from creditors and...
CASPER — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee plans to examine how the state could make money off of certain, possibly nefarious, trust funds.  Thanks to weak oversight and the state’s strong privacy laws, wealthy people from across the globe have started to funnel their money into a...
JACKSON (WNE) — A bill to give Wyoming counties the ability to institute real estate transfer taxes failed an introduction vote 19-40 on Wednesday morning in the state House of Representatives. Democrats in the chamber, including two from Teton County who have pushed for the measure, are...
Committee approves real estate transfer tax bill   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A real estate transfer tax is on the table this legislative session, sponsored for the first time by the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee. But some Teton County...
Committee rejects proposed energy tax structure   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Sen. Cale Case on Thursday proposed a new energy tax structure that would be shared across all electricity producers. But a motion to have a bill drafted for the plan failed...
Wyoming revenue outlook improves, state leaders still cautious   By Victoria Eavis and Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming’s current revenue is well ahead of where economists predicted it would be earlier this year, but that positive development could be...

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