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By Karla Pomeroy

House passes statewide lodging tax


January 22, 2019

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a statewide lodging tax, delivering on one of the majority party’s promises to modernize the tax structure without increasing taxes on Wyoming families.

According to a press release from Representative and House Speaker Pro Tempore Albert Sommers, House Bill 66 was introduced by the Joint Revenue Interim Committee, and removes funding of the Wyoming Office of Tourism from the General Fund and creates a reliable, steady source of revenue. 

“With 80 percent of lodging tax collections paid for by out-of-state visitors and the suppo...

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