WASHINGTON, DC – In a rare spirit of bipartisan ship the US Senate is working on a Startup Innovation Credit Act that helps innovative startup companies access research and development tax credits. U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) have re-introduced legislation that would give innovative startup companies an opportunity to take advantage [...]
Smokey Wildeman is running for reelection as County Commissioner in Johnson County against a whole pack of other candidates from a broad range of issues and experience, but he isn’t worried. And he’s running again because he says he still has much work to do. It’s the most opposition he has faced as Commissioner in his five years in office though. Wildeman, however, is running on a track record that is strong because of what he and his fellow commissioners have accomplished during these five years — without raising taxes and doing so during a deep US economic recession. And he has the facts and figures to prove it. He has done more in the last five years to improve the economic health of Johnson County and clean up the problems at the Courthouse than has happened in the last fifteen years.
Although Wyoming is taking the biggest financial hit from a recent Congressional raid on the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) trust fund, more than 20 other states are likely to lose money, according to research by Wyoming’s Congressional delegation. Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis hope that this overlooked information about the far reaching effects on 20 other state’s budgets will help them in their efforts to restore Wyoming’s AML funding.
MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS BILL COULD HELP MAIN STREET RETAILERS, HELP STATES AVOID INCREASED INCOME, PROPERTY TAX
Enzi’s Marketplace Fairness Act, S.1832, would give state and local governments the ability to collect sales tax on out-of-state, catalog and online sales. No state would be forced to collect the sales tax, but would have the authority to make this decision if they so choose. Enzi said it’s a conversation state residents and their state legislators should be able to have. Sales taxes go directly to state and local governments, which brings in needed revenue for maintaining schools, fixing roads and supporting local law enforcement. If sales over the Internet continue to go untaxed and electronic commerce continues to soar, revenues to state and local governments will plummet and the federal government does not have the money to help states, according to Enzi.