Wyoming is not a big tax state, so it might not be much of surprise to learn that Wyoming’s Beer Taxes are the lowest in the country. Beer is taxed two cents a gallon and according to the Tax Foundation that amounts to a penny a six pack for a consumer.
There have been several efforts to raise the tax in recent years, but those proposals are typically dead on arrival. In a few weeks the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee will re-vist the issue as Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.
Laramie residents have been noticing more rabbits than usual in town this year. Some experts say it’s because there are fewer predators, but others aren’t so sure. Wyoming Public Radio’s Chelsea Biondolillo reports.
CHELSEA BIONDOLILLO: Melissa Gelwicks has had a backyard garden next to Undine Park for about 7 years. She grows everything from squashes and herbs to cabbages, beets and greens. She’s used to rabbits frequenting her garden, but this year there seem to be more of them.
There are more new ports designed for coal export being proposed in the U.S. and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin coal producers are training their eye on the developments. With some of the most efficient economies of scale in the world, a larger percentage of PRB coal could be making its way across the ocean soon. What would that mean for Wyoming and the global community? Irina Zhorov reports.
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved raising tuition and fees over the next two years.
Under the plan, tuition paid by resident students will increase 2% in each of the next two years while nonresident students will pay 4.5% more in 2013 and 2014.
For a resident undergraduate student: tuition that costs $104 dollars per credit hour this year would increase to $108 dollars per credit hour by 2014. Nonresident per credit hour tuition will go from $576 dollars to $629. Mandatory student fees will increase from just over $1,000 a year.