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Our View: State should push internet sales tax


It’s another year and another financial crisis looms overhead for municipal governments in Sweetwater County.

Sales taxes, the lifeblood of any incorporated town or city, continues to be in decline and another round of budgetary shortfalls are expected if the trend isn’t reversed.

With sales tax currently down 15 percent from last year, elected officials in Green River and Rock Springs will likely be forced to make additional spending cuts to balance their budgets.

While it’s easy to blame the problem on a sluggish economy and declines in the energy industry, those factors are only p...

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