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Wyoming revenues on track, but shortfalls loom

June 5, 2012 in Events, Features, News, Opinion

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s revenues are running slightly ahead of projections for the fiscal year that ends this month, but state officials are still bracing for a hit as the effect of recent lower natural gas prices filters through the tax collection system. A recent state report shows revenues to the state’s general fund were 5.7 percent, or $58 million, ahead of projections through April. However, state officials warn that natural gas production tax revenues are likely to... continue reading

Ethanol plant plans to stay open after subsidy ends

June 4, 2012 in Events, Features, News, Opinion

CHEYENNE -- The owner of Wyoming’s lone ethanol plant predicts it will continue to stay open after Wyoming’s 17-year-old ethanol tax credit ends. Terry Oldfield, CEO of Renova Energy, which owns Torrington’s Wyoming Ethanol plant, said the company will undergo changes n including buying less corn from Wyoming farmers n in the wake of the Legislature’s decision earlier this year to end the subsidy. However, he said earlier fears the plant could close are unlikely to come true. “There will ... continue reading

Mead blocks new state office building, focuses on Wyoming Capitol

June 1, 2012 in Events, Features, News, Opinion

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead has delayed spending $4.4 million toward planning for and design of a new state office building, instead turning his efforts toward a much-needed State Capitol renovation. Mead said in a letter to state legislators that he is concerned about the lack of fire suppression in the Capitol as well as outdated water, electric, HVAC and data systems. The Legislature allocated the $4.4 million in the state budget for an office building to be constructe... continue reading