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Property taxes, electricity rate hikes among Legislatures top priorities

By Senator Ogden Driskill

This week I had the privilege of convening the Wyoming Senate for the start of the Budget Session of the 67th Legislature. Budget sessions occur on even-numbered years, and, as the name suggests, the primary purpose is to approve a balanced budget, as required by the Wyoming Constitution.

As the President of the Senate, I am committed to passing a responsible and fiscally conservative budget that invests in our state's needs to today and saves for the needs of tomorrow. Just as Wyoming's hard-working families have to balance their pocketbooks, so too should our govern...