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Local officials discuss fifth penny

Voters will decide tax in November

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 residents...


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