Tax cap may limit cities

Green River will receive approximately $18.5 million in special purpose tax funds if a proposed sixth-penny tax is approved by voters later this year, but concerns remain as far as longterm funding for the city.

Mayor Pete Rust is concerned about how Sweetwater County’s communities will remain competitive with other Wyoming communities as they initiate the sixth-penny process. He said other counties have initiated similar sales taxes with an intent to collect over long periods of time. With the commissioners’ decision to seek a total tax amount of $80 million, an amount that should take approx...


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