By Ogden Driskill and Albert Sommers
President WY Senate & Speaker of WY House of Reps 

Op-Ed: Wyoming's Permanent Savings


August 31, 2023

Guided by the Wyoming value of “save when you can,” the Legislature over several decades set up endowments and smart savings to help support the state and its people into the future. The system of reserves they created receives income generated off a portion of our mineral taxes and one-time surpluses. 

This savings structure not only protects our kindergarten through twelfth-grade (K-12) schools and ensures that our state agencies continue to provide critical services to Wyoming citizens; it also allows the taxes paid by the people of Wyoming to remain among the lowest...

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