Here's a roundup of some of the most high-profile measure the Wyoming Legislature considered during the 2017 session, which adjourned the night of March 3.
Wind Energy Production Tax
Name: Wind energy production tax, House Bill 127
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Clem, R-Gillette, Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander
What it does: An idea debated and discarded during the interim session, the bill would increase the wind tax to $5 per megawatt hour. Wyoming is the only state with a wind tax. It is currently set at $1 per megawatt hour.
What they're saying: Clem and Case say wind farms blot the Wyoming vista and send clean energy to other states without contributing significatnly to the Wyoming economy. Opponents say the tax is a business killer.
Status: HB 127 was defeated by 7-2 vote in the House Revenue Committee on Jan. 23.