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Local officials discuss fifth penny

Voters will decide tax in November


September 20, 2018

Zach Spadt

Laramie County Commissioner Linda Heath discusses the fifth penny sales tax with Pine Bluffs Town Council Members Monday night.

Pine Bluffs officials on Monday heard a presentation from Laramie County leaders regarding the fifth penny sales tax which will go before voters in November.

Wyoming law allows local governments to put forth a sales tax to help supplement operating costs. Sixty-nine percent of Laramie County's day-to-day operations and equipment are funding through the fifth penny tax.

If passed, Laramie County officials expect to bring in about $66 million in revenue from 2019 through 2022.

Revenue is distributed to communities based on their population.

For example, 64.82 percent of Laramie County res...

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