Newcastle Spring Fling

Weston_County_Courthouse_WyomingThe WCTA Spring Meeting in Newcastle is fast approaching and President Faircloth and the education committee have been tirelessly working on putting the schedule together.

So, here is the tentative schedule of events:

Monday, May 16:

1:00 – 4:00  Tyler Technologies User’s Meeting
4:30  Beaver Creek Loop Tour (meet at Anna Miller Museum to get on bus)
5:30 – 8:30  Icebreaker – Canyon Springs Stage Stop Steakhouse – Cook out

Tuesday, May 17:

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Call to Order, Pledge, Welcome, Announcements, Introductions
WYDOT, Kim Lovett – DOR
10:00 – 10:15 Break
11:00 – 12:00 State Treasurer Honorable Mark Gordon and Staff
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 WCTA Business Meeting
2:00 Unfinished Business
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15  New Business
4:30  Adjournment
6:00  Banquet and Entertainment

Wednesday, May 18

8:00  Special Purpose Excise Tax, Kim Lovett
9:45  Break
10:00  Bonding
12:00  Lunch
1:00  Public Officer Training Part 1

Thursday, May 19

8:00  Public Officer Training Part 2
9:45  Break
10:00  Continue Public Officer Training Part 2
12:00  Lunch
1:00  Ethics
2:00  Peer Knowledge Sharing
3:30  Fraud and Internal Controls

Tracking the Budget Session


The 2016 Legislative Budget Session will begin on Monday, February 8th at 10:00 am.  Legislators have begun to file bills to be considered for the session.


As usual, the association will track the legislation using this spreadsheet.

Also, the WCTA will meet in Cheyenne on February 16th and 17th.  The 16th will be training and education while the 17th will be to discuss the bills on file and take positions as necessary.

Transportation Announces Meeting

The Interim Joint Transportation Committee will meet on November 12 in Room L54 at the Jonah Business building in Cheyenne.

The agenda has been posted.

During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss Abandoned Vehicles and consider 16LSO-0123, a draft on shell businesses to address the issue of LLCs that are created to avoid sales tax on high value vehicles.

Once a draft of the shell business bill is available, it will be linked here.

Predatory Animal Distributions

2009-Coyote-YosemiteEd Starke, with the Wyoming Livestock Board, has released the quarterly Predator Fee Distribution from July – Sept 15.

Here’s the Report


Upcoming Interim Meetings

There are a few upcoming meetings of the legislative committees that you may want to attend:

Transportation Committee:

June 1-2, Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas – Agenda
ugust 25-26, Central Wyoming College, Riverton
November 12-13, Location TBA, Laramie

Revenue Committee:

May 19-20, Rawlins Music Academy, Rawlins – Agenda
September 10-11, Hampton Inn, Buffalo
November 19-20, Location TBA, Cheyenne

Kemmerer Spring Meeting

Congratulations to Kathy and her staff for putting on a wonderful spring meeting in Kemmerer.  The association appreciates all their hard work in hosting us and showing off their wonderful community.

Information from the educational sessions has been added to the Education page, which is password protected for association members only.

Lander Agenda

Our erstwhile President, Linda, has released the ambitious agenda for the WACO Convention in Lander.  It looks like we’ll be busy with lots of great speakers.

You can download a .pdf version of the agenda here.

See you in Lander!

The EPA and the Coal Economy


It’s always interesting to read about the outsider’s view of Wyoming and its mining economy.  On May 12th, the Washington Post published an article  about Governor Mead’s response to proposed EPA regulations on new power plants.

The EPA, presumably at the urging of the Obama administration, is continuing to tighten pollution standards for power plants. This time, they have proposed that new plants use carbon capture and sequestration technologies, techniques that haven’t even been developed on a large scale yet.  It would be like issuing a mandate to all auto dealers that they had to use hovercraft technology by 2015.

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Spring Meeting Agenda

Linda and Barb have been feverishly putting the finishing touches on the agenda for the Spring Meeting in Cody on May 20th – 22nd.  The meeting features a trolley ride, an icebreaker at Millstone Pizza, a banquet at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and great company.

Don’t miss this opportunity to commiserate with your fellow Treasurers and enjoy the Cody area.

Click here to download the agenda for the meeting.


Trudy Announces Run for Re-Election


This Article from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle features Trudy’s re-election announcement and an interesting interview.