The EPA and the Coal Economy

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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.

 

Revenue Sets the Agenda

The Joint Revenue Interim Committee has set their first meeting, on June 2 and 3 at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo.  They have also released their tentative agenda for the meeting.

The agenda features a discussion of “Taxation of alternative fuels (natural gas, propane, electric, etc) on Monday (June 2) morning, followed by a discussion on “Public Disclosure of Real Estate Transactions” in the afternoon.

On Tuesday, June 3, the meeting opens with the “Excise Tax Exemptions” topic, where the committee plans on developing a criteria and framework for considering exemptions.

Following that topic will be a discussion on Personal Property Tax, led by DOR’s Brenda Arnold.  Brenda will discuss the collections on different personal property types, issues with uniformity, and mobile homes.

 

Mary to Seek Another Term

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Mary Kuhl has announced that she will be running for re-election in 2014.

She’s a Past-President of the WCTA, has served on many committees and is currently one of the Wyoming state directors to NACCTFO.

This would be her fifth term in office.

Scott Announces Early for Re-Election

 

 

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Scott looks to be the first out of the gate in this election season, announcing his bid for re-election in 2014.  He’s seeking his sixth term in office.

Scott has served the WCTA in many capacities over the years and is currently the association’s Legislative Committee director.