WPR News
8:17 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Riverton leads the charge for higher beer tax

Riverton, WY – Riverton city officials are proposing to raise Wyoming's malt beverage tax.
Since 1935, the tax on beer in Wyoming has been set at 2 cents
per gallon. But Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has suggested changing the rate
to align with the national average of 28 cents per gallon.
He and other city leaders agreed to recommend the higher rate at
the 2011 Wyoming Association of Municipalities Annual Convention
this June in Sheridan.
Warpness said the extra revenue gained through a higher malt
beverage tax could be dedicated to alcohol abuse programs
statewide.