Treasurer Gordon has begun a series of letters for Wyomingnites. The first series, consisting of four letters, will cover recent developments in the Treasurer's office that will make a difference both for today and tomorrow. We need to plan for our future while also mitigating against the pain of today. Sure, there are choices and consequences -- so let's be clear about them. How we begin that conversation is the subject of this forthcoming series of commentaries which will cover how the State invests her permanent funds; funds things like education; fosters economic development; and plans to deploy the new approaches made available with last year's passage of constitutional amendment A. Along the way, we will investigate how the State sets her spending policies, what they are meant to do and how well they work.