By Kelly Herbinson
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a tax exemption for large data processing centers. Advocates of the bill hope that this tax incentive, combined with cheap electricity and land, will draw business to the state. Representative Jack Landon of Sheridan opposed the bill. He thinks it's unfair for the legislature to decide who should benefit from tax exemptions.
"What it ignores is small data centers, it has to be a giant data center to qualify, and it ignores all other businesses that are coming to set up either a service or a manufacturing type proposal."
The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House. It now moves to the Senate for further debate.