Legislative leaders share vision for taxes
January 17, 2019
CHEYENNE — The leaders of both chambers of the state Legislature have made stabilizing revenue one of their top priorities this general session. On Friday, they gave more insight into how they’d aim to accomplish that, including taxing renewable energy and expanding the state sales tax.
House Speaker Steve Harshman and Senate President Drew Perkins, both R-Casper, said they want to expand and modernize the tax base. The goal isn’t to create more revenue but instead a stable revenue stream that is more independent of the boom-and-bust cycle of the mineral markets.
Seeing eye to eye o...