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Our View: Limited tax on groceries might work


With budgetary shortfalls causing both local and state governments to cut back on spending, a number of ideas have come about as possible solutions to budget problems.

One of those ideas is reinstating a grocery tax. The grocery tax was ended by the Wyoming Legislature in 2006, which was during the period when the state received incredible budget surpluses as a result of the booming natural gas industry. While we’re not sure completely reinstating the tax is a good idea, there is an alternative that would probably have more support with legislators. Arguments against food taxes primarily...

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