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Wyoming lawmakers consider tax increases to ease deficits


May 26, 2017

CHEYENNE (AP) — A legislative committee’s task of finding new sources of revenue for Wyoming’s state government, which depends heavily on the boom-and-bust prone energy industry, includes looking at new taxes or increasing existing taxes, a co-chairman of the panel said.

The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee was directed by legislative leadership to identify ways to raise new revenue in to offset the deficits in state government operations and funding for public schools.

State tax collections have declined because of the downturn in Wyoming’s important oil, coal and ga...

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