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From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

Budget debate reveals need to rein in reckless spending

The Wyoming Legislature marked the halfway point, or “crossover,” of the 67th Budget Session this week. On Thursday, February 22, the House completed its third and final reading of the budget bill, House Bill 1.

There’s still a long way to go. Negotiations and debate now begin to find compromise between the House and Senate. The numbers are still fluid and nowhere near final.

What’s clear at this point is this: the Legislature is digging too deep into the General Fund.

The motto for this budget session seems to be: “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree,” as the old adag...

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