The surprisingly long list of tax bills before the Legislature

Not all tax bills are created equal.

Some increase the amount of money flowing into the state’s coffers with new taxes, higher rates or repealed exemptions. Others, however, reduce the state’s income with new exemptions and credits or lower rates.

Few will be surprised to learn that the latter far outnumber the former in a typical Wyoming legislative session.

But this year is far from typical. Wyoming is wrestling with a historic revenue crisis and many of the state’s cornerstone industries remain on the ropes.

How has that affected lawmakers’ collective opinion of revenue issues and how is th...


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