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Wed November 7, 2012
Voters Decided the Fate of Ballot Initiatives
Beyond selecting federal and state candidates, Wyoming voters decided the fate of numerous local ballot initiatives.
In Weston County, voters increased property taxes to raise funds for the local hospital, nursing home, and other health services. Sweetwater County voted to issue bonds to build a new pool at the high school, and passed a 1% sales tax for infrastructure projects. Platte County will re-authorize property taxes to fund a nursing home, and Converse County approved a 1% sales tax to build a library and an education building.
Park County voted against a 1% sales tax for infrastructure, and Natrona County failed to garner enough votes for a 1% tax that would have paid for a new library. In Big Horn, a sales tax and a bond proposal both failed. And in Albany County, a quarter-penny tax to support the Laramie Economic Development Corporation failed.