The Wyoming state legislature may consider a bill that would divert funds from the alcohol tax to programs that provide treatment for substance abuse.
It’s estimated that alcohol abuse costs the state 843 million dollars a year.
Casper representative Bunky Loucks is sponsoring the bill. He says the bill would ta
ke 15 percent of the funds raised from alcohol tax, or roughly two million dollars and give it to the Wyoming Department of Health to help combat substance abuse.