COMPREHENSIVE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Every tax payer in Wyoming should be able to access, with ease, where exactly all of the states tax monies are being spent. Its not possible to spent smart if we do not know what our checkbook looks like, and the tax payers deserve nothing less than full clarity. I will work hard to establish comprehensive fiscal accountability in Wyoming.
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, RARE EARTH DEVELOPMENT
I will work to increase Wyoming's energy independence, and utilization of rare earth metals.
I will work to utilize our uranium sources, and all other rare earth metals, also I will work to collaborate upgrading facilities in Wyoming for these rare earth minerals, this will provide jobs, and revenue for the state.
I will work to legalize medical use of Marijuana in Wyoming. The medical uses and benefits of Marijuana are not deniable. Millions of dollars in tax revenue alone is flowing to other states for the purchase of legal, medical and recreational use Marijuana. Colorado, Montana, Utah and South Dakota have all legalized Marijuana on some legislative level. Every single one of these states have seen a direct influx of patients from Wyoming, with some dispensary’s reporting up to 27% of all income from Wyoming residents. In our incredible diversity in Wyoming, there are a number of factors that tend to hold true about Wyoming Residents. We are Tough, self reliant, and above all other ideals, we have a habit of doing as we please, and wanting our neighbors to have that same privacy. In other words, the residents of Wyoming that are utilizing legal marijuana in bordering state are not going to stop, so why is the Wyoming Legislature allowing this huge flow of revenue to continue to leave the state? Another reason Wyoming needs to prioritize the legalization of Marijuana in Wyoming is that Federal de listing of Marijuana is on the horizon. While many will argue as to when this may happen, few doubt that it will happen. In order for the state to ensure that it has the power to regulate and tax Marijuana the way it see fit, Wyoming needs to legalize and regulate Marijuana. Examples of this can easily be seen in southern states that have alcohol restriction laws or “dry counties” where liquor can not be sold at certain times. The only reason that these states are still allowed the ability to regulate alcohol, despite prohibition ending long ago, is that these laws were in place prior.
LAW, AND LEGISLATION I HAVE WORKED ON
HUNTING AGE CHANGE
GAME ROAD KILL
ESTABLISHING ILLEGALITY OF BESTIALITY
- Wyoming needs to diversify and strengthen its state revenue, but there are a number of places that this revenue should not be generated from. Specifically state income tax or food tax. Both of these are regressive taxations that will hurt our residents. There are a number of areas where revenue can be generated that are not regressive in nature. Wind Energy and other stable industries are areas where more or new revenue can be collected.
Wyoming has long done a diligent job of defending key Wyoming industries like oil, gas, and ranching. While these industries are incredibly important ,many other legacy industry’s that also would benefit greatly from action by the legislature. Wyoming’s travel, outdoor recreation, hunting, manufacturing, wind energy, farming, and countless small businesses are all a part of our legacy. All of these industries also generate revenue, for our residents and for the state.
Another area that the state could, and should generate revenue is from the legal sale of Medical marijuana.
WYOMING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/ INNOVATION
Sustainable long term economic development. Wyoming has long protected, preserved, and actively defended our vital ranching, oil, and gas sectors (rightfully so). This level of activity needs to be expanded to all of Wyoming’s industries. Farming, hunting, outdoor recreation, wind and solar energy, power lines, manufacturing and countless other small businesses would benefit from protection. The residents who are employed in these sectors need Wyoming to protect all of its legacies.I will work to expand tax breaks to small business, and work to establish more incentives for small business while preserving Wyoming's whole legacy.
EXPANSION OF QUALITY ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE
The pandemic highlighted the need for health care access, two hospitals in Wyoming have stopped providing labor and delivery services this year alone. I will collaborate to provide better health care, and access to it for Wyoming residents.