The transformation of Wyoming’s once-promising Education Savings Account (ESA) bill, HB-0019, into its current form resembles less a legislative process and more a classic mob-style shakedown. This supposed educational reform, initially championed to empower parents, has been hijacked by unseen forces, subtly molding it to serve the interests of a powerful education bureaucracy. As we… Read More »The Shakedown of Wyoming’s HB-0019: A Tale of Educational Hijacking
Rating the Raters: Unmasking WYCAP’s ‘Conservative’ Scores – A Tale of Transparency, Twists, and Tenuous Truths
Have you come across the latest ‘transparent’ conservative rating site? It claims to be a beacon of truth, but a closer look reveals a different story. In an unexpected twist, the Wyoming Conservatice Accountability Project (WYCAP) legislator rating system ranks all five Democrats as more conservative than those often labeled as ultra-conservative, MAGA Republicans, or… Read More »Rating the Raters: Unmasking WYCAP’s ‘Conservative’ Scores – A Tale of Transparency, Twists, and Tenuous Truths
In my recent letter on the budget allocation at Gillette Community College District, I made an error in describing the figures related to salaries for various sports programs and the Athletic Director. The figures I initially presented included not just the salaries but also additional costs associated with each position, such as travel, meals, and… Read More »Correct an inaccuracy…
In the course of writing a recent letter to the editor, I thought it must be useful to ask ChatGPT, the large language model AI to help me edit my original version. It took a while and many iterations, but it was a fun exercise. I thought it might be interesting for folks to see… Read More »ChatGPT as an Editor
While writing a recent letter to the editor, I compiled some data. This data is what was available on July 14th, 2023. I thought it might be of use or informative. Failed 2023 legislative session property tax bills: HB (House Bills): HJ (House Joint Resolutions): SF (Senate Files): SJ (Senate Joint Resolutions): Passed Property Tax… Read More »Property tax bills and other miscellaneous data as of July 14, 2023
The 2023 legislative rankings are done. I apologize it took me so long. In the ten years, Evidence-Based Wyoming has been ranking legislators, never has the schism between liberals and conservatives been more evident. Evidence-Based Wyoming rankings are based on the entire voting records of the legislators; the rankings are entirely quantitative to ensure the… Read More »2023 Legislative Rankings
Why won’t Senator Anthony Bouchard debate Rep. John Bear on the merits and ways to improve the Second Amendment Protection Act? What is Sen. Anthony Bouchard afraid of? A few days ago, Sen. Bouchard challenged Rep. John Bear to a debate as part of a conversation started by a Facebook pose by Rep. John Bear.… Read More »Why is Senator Anthony Bouchard afraid of freshman legislator Rep. John Bear?
Wyoming’s government spending is the single biggest problem facing Wyoming. For the last ten years, the drums have been beating relentlessly about the need for spending reform and Wyoming’s budgetary issues. In 2017, even the big-spending Governor Mead recognized the problems Wyoming faces and commissioned the Alverez and Marsall to provide a blueprint to cut… Read More »Is your legislator frugal?
To save our Wyoming way of life in these trying economic times, we need to find candidates that will figuratively give their last full measure to achieve substantial spending cuts to protect Wyoming from tax increases and an income tax. Yes, the liberals (Democrats and Republicans) repeatedly moan, “You can’t cut your way out of… Read More »Raise the bar (and save Wyoming)