No New Revenue From Legislature
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 27, 2019
Despite efforts to create new forms of income for the state, no new revenue streams were created this year in the Wyoming Legislature.
Cody Representative Sandy Newsome says that with the death of the lodging tax bill, all proposed income-generating bills have been killed in this legislative session, but not for lack of trying on the part of the Revenue committee.
Fiscal analysts have told Wyoming leaders that the state must break away from its dependence on the energy industry, and the booms and busts that come with it. But despite the intentions of several legislators who introduced bills that would have imposed tax increases on cigarettes, property, and wind, no new revenue-generating acts were passed this year.
Today is the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session.