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 [...]
Buffalo, WYO — These last two weeks have seen many property owners — especially commercial property owners — getting the shock of their lives when they opened up their 2012 Johnson County Tax Assessment and found out that their taxes had gone up 100% to 300%.
Many of these Johnson County business owners were especially surprised and upset because the new JC County Tax Accessor had campaigned on a platform that suggested that taxes would go down because of “market trending” and that taxes would be done fairly for everyone. Complaints have centered around these two facts: 1. That the real estate market is still down so how, after 4 plus years of a recession, could the county raise taxes over 100%? And 2. That they are hearing about special interest taxing again and again — neighbors that have wildly different tax bills and comparisons based on Fair Market Values that leave out what they consider to be truly comparable properties.
PROPOSED WYO AG DEPT’s NEW FOOD REGULATIONS COULD SEVERELY LIMIT WYOMING FARMER’S MARKETS AND FAMILY FARMS
In a surprise move to many, late in May 2012 the Wyoming Department of Agriculture very quietly proposed some new regulations for Wyoming that, if they had gone unchallenged, would have severely crippled small family farms, farmer’s markets and the buy local food programs. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture said the changes would just “make things easier for Wyoming producers” but Wyoming Representative Sue Wallis (R ) from Campbell County (and a member of the WyoAg Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) said the new regulations would have the effect of law, and would basically shut down small growers and livestock ranchers.
Gasoline prices have been bellying up to the $4 per gallon bar as we near the presidential election. Is it a time again for chants of drill-baby-drill?
At the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs last week, nobody actually came out and called that chant the political posturing that it was in the 2008 election. But a few came close as they worked through the many wrinkles of energy policy and politics, from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to electrical transmission lines.
June 27,2011 JOHNSON COUNTY - The Johnson County Fair Office recently came out with new deadlines, and information about community contests for prospective competitors, as well as for businesses wishing to help sponsor the events. Here are the announcements they have published, and guidelines they have provided, as well as a schedule. Johnson County [...]