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By Bob Moen
Associated Press 

Wyoming lawmakers mull tax hike to bolster tourism efforts


November 8, 2017

CHEYENNE (AP) — A legislative panel tasked with finding ways to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state is considering a new tax to pay for Wyoming’s efforts to promote tourism.

The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee is drafting a bill that would impose a 1 percent tax on purchases at hotels, restaurants, bars and other leisure and hospitality establishments around the state.

It’s estimated the tax would raise more than $17 million annually.

Most of the money from the tax would fund the state Tourism Office, which promotes Wyoming’s tourist attractions around the world.

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