Cut taxes, cut services

Property tax initiative could cut funding for education, county

An initiative gathering signatures around Sweetwater County and Wyoming is designed to lower property taxes, but could also lower funding for local education and county services.

The "People's Initiative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming through a Homeowner's Property Exemption" is a ballot initiative looking to cut property taxes in half by making 50% of the assessed value of a primary property exempt from property taxation.

However, there are concerns regarding the ways the initiative is being explained and its potential repercussions. Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis spoke about the ini...


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