Food Sales Tax Bill Moves Forward

Cheyenne, WY – The effort to permanently remove the sales tax on food in the state is moving again. It passed a House committee earlier this session, but that committee had to do more work on the proposal to make it palatable to the full House. One change the committee made today was to remove money for cities and counties. That was supposed to make up for the lost revenue from the sales tax. The executive director of the Association of Municipalities, George Parks, says this is an important stream of revenue.

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The cities and counties will get money until 2008 because of a proposal passed last year. It temporarily did away with the tax on food AND provided funding to local governments.