Local officials discuss fifth penny
Voters will decide tax in November
September 20, 2018
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...