tax http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Fremont County leads Wyoming beer tax hike effort http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fremont-county-leads-wyoming-beer-tax-hike-effort <p>An interim legislative committee is planning to study Wyoming's beer and liquor tax this summer.</p><p>Wyoming's 2-cents-per-gallon tax on malt beverages is the lowest in the nation. It has remained unchanged since it was first passed in 1935, about a year after Prohibition was repealed.</p><p></p><p>The study is among several tax studies assigned to the Joint Interim Revenue Committee this summer and fall.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:56:55 +0000 The Associated Press 38161 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fremont County leads Wyoming beer tax hike effort Committee approves cigarette tax hike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/committee-approves-cigarette-tax-hike <p>A House committee has approved a bill that would raise the cigarette tax by five-cents-per-cigarette and a dollar a pack.&nbsp; Republican Representative Gerald Gay of Casper is the main sponsor.&nbsp; He says money from the increase will help offset rising Medicaid costs.</p><p></p><p>“And tobacco is related to that because tobacco has such a profound impact on health care," Gay said. "So we figured out a way to sort of frontload&nbsp; health care costs against one of the biggest health care users that there is.”</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:53:25 +0000 Bob Beck 35846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Committee approves cigarette tax hike Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-worries-about-end-wind-tax-credit <p>Some in the wind energy industry have expressed concern that the wind production tax credit might expire at the end of the year.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senator John Barrasso says he shares that concern and blames the on-again, off-again nature of such tax credits on the lack of a federal energy policy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 13:32:21 +0000 Bob Beck 23451 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit Bill would require companies to collect online sales tax http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bill-would-require-companies-collect-online-sales-tax-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi introduced legislation that could bring billions of dollars into the federal treasury, but it isn&rsquo;t a tax increase.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:50:05 +0000 Willow Belden 15162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bill would require companies to collect online sales tax