Wyoming is sort of in the same position as the oil cartel nations. They have a
small population and large reserves of carbon based energy resources. Wyoming
"taxes" the American energy consumer and the cartel nations
"tax" the entire world. I give Wyoming credit for investing in the
And so have many Utah teachers.
Wyoming has proved that a state can be conservative with its money and still
fund schools. They have also proved that you can expect businesses to pay taxes
and that they will! Wyoming has proved that they can attract the best and the
brightest to their state and that it shows! Wyoming's academic standards are
some of the highest in the nation. My Dad recently retired from the Lincoln
county school district. When these new policies - including the higher salaries
- went into place the Teachers were told that they would have to prove that they
were worth it, and they have. Funding school based on property taxes and a levy
system may have worked a hundred years ago, but it is just not functional today.
Wyoming has shown that you can be a "red" state and still value