Residents' opinions mixed on upcoming tax initiative

As election day looms closer for a 1% general purpose sales tax in Sweetwater County, efforts to sway voters are intensifying.

Signs paid for by the Sweetwater GOP urging votes against the tax can be seen in Green River and Rock Springs while a mailer aiming to educate residents about the tax was sent out this earlier this week.

In Green River, opinions vary about if the tax should be approved and if it’s needed in the first place.

“No, probably not,” Kent Neil, a resident walking his dog at Expedition Island Monday, said. “We’ve got plenty of taxes. We’ve just got to learn how to use them.”

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