Wyoming’s Permanent Mineral Trust fund http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en The importance of Wyoming's Permanent Mineral Trust Fund http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/importance-wyomings-permanent-mineral-trust-fund <p>Frequently during the legislative session you will hear lawmakers refer to Wyoming’s Permanent Mineral Trust fund.&nbsp; The fund was established in 1974 by then Governor Stan Hathaway and it is funded by a portion of severance taxes or taxes paid by the energy industry and occasional money deposited by the legislature. Income from the fund can be used to pay for government.&nbsp; &nbsp;It has a market value of roughly 5.6 billion dollars.&nbsp; It’s viewed as a key part of Wyoming’s funding future. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:33:12 +0000 Bob Beck 36765 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The importance of Wyoming's Permanent Mineral Trust Fund