WPR News
9:14 pm
Mon February 7, 2005

Sales Tax Bills Fail

Cheyenne, WY – Two measures to reduce sales tax in Wyoming have died. One proposal would have gotten rid of the tax on food. The other would have lowered the state sales tax from four percent to three percent. Representative Ann Robinson sponsored the plan to get rid of the food tax. She says her bill died because the leadership of the House chose not to bring it up for a vote. Robinson says this makes her angry. Her thinking now is to try a referendum of the people to do the job Robinson says the legislature has not done in the several years she's proposed such a measure. Robinson says her bill would have saved families of four about $240 every year. It would have cost the state, cities and counties a total of $33 million.