Paying For Our “Free Lunch”

It is popular in Wyoming to think of yourself as a “fiscal hawk.” Well, it might be that “fiscal piglets” may be more apropos.

Governor Dave Freudenthal was Kim Love's guest on Tuesday's Public Pulse program. He said that although “in Wyoming...we talk about with pride that we are a conservative state, whether you are Republican or Democrat,” he questioned how true this perception actually is:

And he adds that this attitude often carries over to even more basic services:

However, proposals to increase Wyoming's fuel tax in order to generate revenue to fund Wyoming's aging highways...

And, even though Wyoming's “gas tax” is one of the lowest in the country, raising it enough, he says:

Wyoming's budget is currently being drafted for the upcoming fiscal year; if you would like to make comments or recommendations, contact the Governor's office.