• Roughneck Safety in the gas patch

    Below is an article from the LA Times discussing the Duty of Care bill that I sponsored along with Sen. Ross last legislative session.  It is presently being debated in the Joint Judiciary Committee, where Sen. Ross...

    • Posted August 24, 2009
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  • Nephew at West Point

    This is a story about my nephew that appeared in some papers back East. Cadet finds time to get donuts One of the toughest challenges during West Point’s six weeks of boot camp is the land navigation...

    • Posted August 20, 2009
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  • Gingery Tours Wyoming Range Oil and Gas Lease Holdings

    State Representative Keith Gingery of Jackson, announced today that he spent the morning flying over the Wyoming Range and the Hoback area looking at disputed oil and gas leases.  The Wilderness Society and the Wyoming Outdoor Council...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Gingery Honored as Conservation Champion

    Gingery Honored as Conservation Champion The Wyoming Conservation Voters came out with their 2007 Legislative Scorecard this past week, and I was honored as a “Conservation Champion” for Wyoming.  Only ten legislators received the honor of being...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Understanding Property Taxes

    Understanding Property Taxes The first part to understand is that we have 3 different classes of property.  Minerals are assessed at their full 100% value.  Industrial property is assessed at a rate of 11.5%.  And residential property,...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Gender Wage Gap in Wyoming

    Gender Wage Gap in Wyoming The Wyoming Department of Employment – Research and Planning came out with an article this month in the Wyoming Labor Force Trends Newsletter that discusses wage gaps in Wyoming’s counties.  The research...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Gingery Proposes Wolf Bill

    Gingery Proposes Wolf Bill The first part is the press release that went out yesterday that explains the bill.  The second part is the actual bill.       Press Release State Representative Keith Gingery of Jackson Hole proposed...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Understanding Sales Tax

    Understanding Sales Tax Local Governments bring in revenue from different sources including sales tax.  Teton County relies more heavily on sales tax than other communities in the state.  This has been seen as a good thing because...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Understanding Lodging Tax

    Understanding Lodging Tax A lodging tax is a tax that is placed on hotel rooms.  In Wyoming the lodging tax can be either 1, 2, 3 or 4% depending on what the voters of that community decides. ...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • What’s a Tax Swap

    What’s a tax swap? The number one issue I hear about from constituents is property tax.  On this blog we have discussed many different ideas and possible solutions to the property tax problem in Teton County.  My...

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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