Natrona County Voters to Decide Sales Tax

Casper, WY – Natrona county voters will decide the fate of a sales tax increase November 2nd to raise 11 million dollars to turn a vacant hotel into a new court building. The question on whether the quarter-cent tax would come before voters in November was decided Wednesday night when the Mills Town Council approved putting the issue to voters. The councils in Bar Nunn, Casper and Edgerton earlier backed putting the tax issue on the ballot. If approved by voters, the tax will be in effect about four years. Last year, Natrona county residents decisively defeated a proposal for a one percent hike in sales taxes to fund a 16 million dollar addition to the county courthouse.