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The government has specifications for today’s edition of the Joke of the Day!

"Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway."

~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

Some believe that cutting taxes stimulates the economy, because less money is taken out of paychecks, leaving more funds available for spending and saving. Others say that government spending on things like building and repairing roads, bridges, and buildings is better for the economy, because it means more people are hired to work on those projects.   Which do you think is a better way to stimulate the economy – tax cuts, or government spending to create more jobs?

Currently, sales tax rates in Wyoming apply to an entire county. The Wyoming Association of Municipalities is calling for cities to be able to impose sales taxes on their own, without needing a full countywide vote. The cities say they need more revenue because the state is cutting the amount it returns to the cities. County commissioners say that’s not fair, because county residents would end up paying the tax and should be able to vote on it.   Should cities be allowed to impose sales taxes within city limits?

(WyomingNetwork does NOT represent this as a scientific poll.)
A poll taken on behalf of the Wyoming Business Alliance says most Wyoming voters oppose paying new taxes to make up a shortfall in education funding. An earlier poll taken for the Wyoming Education Association found the opposite.   Should the Wyoming Legislature raise taxes to help pay for education in the state?

Yes, use tax increases to pay for education

No, do not use tax increases to pay for education

A portion of the mineral severance tax in Wyoming flows directly into the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund. The Fund is invested, and interest it earns comes back to state government. Some lawmakers are suggesting changing the percentage, and allocating more of the mineral severance tax to current spending on things like education, and less going to build the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund.  Should more of the severance tax revenue go to spending and less to saving?

Yes, put more towards spending on today’s needs

No, do not cut the amount going toward saving


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