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The third and final installment in a series that explains how data on private consumption can help state legislators make more informed decisions.
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Wyoming is the Sixth Biggest Net Loser of Federal Spending in 2013

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Wyoming’s Government Workforce is the Nineteenth “Least Productive” in 2013

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Severance Taxes Fuel Wyoming’s Tenth Highest in the Nation Tax Burden for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Wyoming collected $3.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera…

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