Cheyenne, WY – The city of Rock Springs shut down three developments because of trash violations. The three companies were ordered to stop work because of continual trash problems and not following city ordinance. Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo said the problems have been addressed and all three developments are back to work. An official from one of the companies made a public apology Tuesday night at the Rock Springs Council meeting.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming State Senate passed a bill to tax chewing tobacco by weight, instead of by wholesale purchase price. That change would raise the current price by at least 60 cents. That could mean $800,000 in revenue for the state.
Most believe the tax increase will also discourage young people from using chewing tobacco. The bill now goes to Governor Freudenthal for his consideration.