By David Martin

Tax payoff date extended


April 26, 2017

It isn’t a secret that sales tax revenues in Sweetwater County have continually declined during the past few years.

Both the Green River and Rock Springs municipal governments have had to cut their budgets due to reduced sales-tax revenue, however sales tax isn’t only impacting cities in Sweetwater County. Reduced sales tax income has also resulted in a change to when the county can end its specific use sales tax.

In 2012, county voters approved a 1 percent specific purpose sales tax, commonly known as the sixth-penny tax. The tax, approved to collect $81.8 million, is primarily used fo...

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