Watch back University of Wyoming College of Business professors Dr. Rob Godby and Dr. Mark Peterson as they present the results of the latest survey around budget policy initiatives in preparation for the upcoming legislative Session. The policy choices reflect the decisions legislators faced in the 2023-2024 budget on whether to increase or decrease personal taxes paid by Wyoming residents including their concern for rising property tax assessments, increase or decrease in K-12 funding, increase or decrease agency funding to keep or drain the rainy-day account. While the state currently faces a budget surplus due to high energy prices and federal aid dollars received during the pandemic, it also faces a long-term structural deficit in future years due to the state’s dependence on fossil fuel revenues and anticipated declines in production in those markets. Watch back now!

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Wyoming Budget Study slides here.

Dr. Rob Godby, Associate Professor Economics Department

Dr. Mark Peterson, Professor of Marketing & Sustainable Practices