Cheyenne, WY – An interim Wyoming legislative committee has voted to endorse a bill that would cut property taxes for nearly 157,000 homeowners.
The Joint Interim Revenue Committee on Tuesday endorsed a bill that would give property owners who have lived in their homes for at least three years an average exemption of $256 a year on property taxes.
The bill would give homeowners a $4,400 exemption on their home's assessed valuation, regardless of its value.
Laramie, WY – 2008 will go down as the worst year in the past decade for cattle ranchers. That's according to recent analysis by the Livestock Marketing Information Center in Denver. Director Jim Robb says this fall calves fetched the lowest prices since 2002. Plus, he says, "the cost of hay, the cost of fuel, were major concerns of ranchers this last year."
Cheyenne, WY – The University of Wyoming and the state's community colleges are a good deal compared to college costs in most other states, but not compared to costs a decade ago.
That's according to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The center gave Wyoming and every other state except California a failing grade for college affordability.
Jackson, Wy – Wildlife managers say they're extending the bison hunting season on the National Elk Refuge by three weeks in an effort to thin the Jackson herd. Hunters have killed about 140 bison of the 1,200-head herd so far this season. Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the National Elk Refuge say they ultimately want to bring the herd down to 500 animals. Officials say the bison population needs to be controlled to minimize concerns over disease transmission, competition with elk and habitat damage.