By Cowboy State Daily
The Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council, a committee made up of legislative leadership from both parties, met in Cheyenne on Thursday and Friday to assign interim topics to the body’s standing committees. Among the prioritized topics are taxes, education, modernizing oil and gas regulation, and sage grouse mitigation.
Our Robert Geha attended the meeting and spoke with House Speaker Pro Tempore Albert Sommers (R-Pinedale) about why taxes remain a legislative focus for the 2020 Budget Session when no tax legislation reached the Governor’s desk during the 2019 General Session.
“Keeping the momentum of educating the public and educating members on how our economy is changing and how we need to change our revenues as our economy changes,” said Sommers of the rationale for continuing the tax discussion in the interim.
The 2020 Wyoming Legislative Budget session will convene February 10th in the renovated Wyoming Capitol.