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Water is among our most previous and valuable resources. Having a masters degree in Water Resources , I understand the necessity of protecting Laramie County and Wyoming's water and can strongly contribute to our long-range protection efforts and oppose harmful legislation. Other states will increasingly try taking our water; I want to fight back to protect our water for our people.
I want to make sure Laramie County receives the funding necessary to update our school facilities and our school security. Cheyenne is growing faster than the other areas in Wyoming and we have the need right now to build and remodel schools. We need to decrease the use of modular classrooms and fight to move Laramie County schools up the priority list. Hobbs Elementary should be at the top of the statewide priority list for a new building!
Laramie County is in full growth mode for the foreseeable future. In the legislature it continues to be imperative to develop and pass legislation to benefit the existing and new businesses coming to our area. I understand the hassles and regulations affecting our small businesses and will continue to work toward reducing unneeded hoops and paperwork and help make necessary requirements easier to navigate. I will work diligently to make sure that Cheyenne and Laramie County receive the maximum economic development funding from the state to help manage our growth and prosperity.
Our mineral industry is Wyoming's main source of wealth. Mineral extraction keeps our property taxes lower than other states (If you have any doubt, ask Nebraska residents). It is absolutely imperative our state legislature fights the federal overreach of not allowing Wyoming to unleash our coal, oil, and gas reserves. We need to further convince the Biden administration to allow us to drill on more federal lands to ensure we have money to build schools and highways in the future and prevent any tax increases.
Working for Wyoming , our economy, and the quality of life for our future generations is my main priority. The Republican Party needs to stay strong by working together in the legislature and not resort to name calling and mud slinging. Let's keep civility in the legislative process.
50 years ago, Wyoming started a program of saving our excess wealth to help maintain a steady income flow of interest income. Historically, we have been through bust and boom cycles, but now investment income accounts for more than 20% of our budget. Right now, Wyoming is benefiting from the windfall of money coming our way via increased revenues in coal , natural gas, and oil production. I will fight to keep our present wealth strongly invested and continue to add more money to high-yield investment accounts while we have strong revenues coming this biennium. We need to increase our savings when these times present themselves and not go on wild spending sprees.