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The People’s Review: LIVE! Keeping it Local: Why Small-Town Journalism Matters to Democracy

September 15, 2020 The decline of local news combined with the explosion of online misinformation is not just a story about a waning industry—it’s a historic economic and cultural disruption that could threaten the viability of our traditional representative democracy. Join us online Thursday, September 17, at 5 p.m. to hear from a panel of Wyoming journalists and editors as …

Recap: Who Pays? The Budget Crisis and the Future of Taxes in Wyoming

After decades of relying on mineral extraction to pay for essential government, Wyoming’s long-predicted bust is here, and it’s worse than many leaders anticipated. Now, as COVID-19 deals the state—and the waning fossil fuel industry—an extra blow, Wyoming suddenly finds itself with a $1.5 billion shortfall.

Senator Cale Case, Representative Dan Zwonitzer, House Minority Floor Leader Representative Cathy Connolly, and Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy senior analyst Aidan Davis joined ESPC’s executive director Chris Merrill to explain in stark and candid terms the challenges facing Wyoming as the state grapples with what one panelist called “the worst fiscal crisis in Wyoming’s history.”

RUN #6: Campaign Finances

August 11, 2020 Kate Debow Hayes of Higher Ground Coaching and Development, Sen. Tara Nethercott, and Albany County Clerk Jackie Gonzales turned what could have been a dry conversation about managing campaign finances into a deeper and uplifting discussion about the importance of women’s representation in the Equality State.