Laramie, Wyo. – In a press conference on her plan for job creation, Wyoming's lone U.S. Representative, Cynthia Lummis, said Bush tax cuts impact job creators, like small business owners. The Obama Administration advocates letting those tax cuts expire for the top 2.5 percent of taxpayers. That means families earning more than $250,000 a year would end up paying more. Some members of Congress have objected to grouping those earners with people who make millions.
Wyoming – The big question nationally is whether Republicans will take over Congress. In Wyoming, Republicans may add advantages in the legislature and among top elected officials. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay talks about what the political landscape might look like after the election and how that could affect policy.
Wyoming – One of the issues voters across the state will be deciding on is whether to either impose or renew a one percent sales tax for local government services. Sales tax revenue is one of the few ways cities and counties can pay for necessary services and operational needs. Wyoming Public Radios Tristan Ahtone explains.
LARAMIE, wyo – Transportation officials for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes say the formula that determines funding for roads on reservations is failing. In a field hearing with the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, tribal officials from Wyoming and across the country recommended that the federal government change the funding formula so tribes could update and expand roads on reservations.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Democratic candidate for Wyoming's lone seat in Congress is stepping up criticism of his opponent. David Wendt is challenging incumbent Cynthia Lummis, a Republican.
Today Wendt launched a campaign critiquing Lummis for several of her votes over the last two years. Wendt was on the University of Wyoming campus, and directed one message to female students, who expect equal pay for equal work.
Sheridan, Wy – A soldier from Sheridan serving in Kuwait has died. Defense Department officials said Wednesday that 43-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Tanner died Tuesday at Ali Al Salem of injuries from a non-combat incident. Tanner was assigned to the 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.