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By Ed Murray
Wyoming Secretary of State 

Tripling fees is not business friendly


Late last Friday afternoon, Jan. 27, Rep. Jerry Obermueller, R-Casper, submitted House Bill 267 to the legislature seeking to increase the minimum annual reporting fees for businesses by 200 percent - from $50 to $150 - effectively tripling fees for most businesses. While we all recognize the budget difficulties our state is currently facing, I believe HB 267 will be detrimental to small business owners registered in Wyoming and will damage our “business friendly” reputation and likely end up hurting our State budget much more than it helps.

As Secretary of State overseeing the filing...

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