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By Nick Reynolds
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Legislators review alcohol tax increase


November 7, 2019

CASPER — State lawmakers are considering a slight tax increase on alcohol sales in Wyoming in an effort to raise nearly $2 million in funding for treatment programs across the state. 

The proposed tax increase – which would be the state’s first such increase since Prohibition – would essentially double minuscule taxes already imposed on beer, hard liquor and wine in Wyoming through July 1, 2024. 

These taxes are paid on top of the state’s existing sales taxes, an amount which, according to a 2007 issue brief from the Legislative Service Office, bear out to just pennies on the do...

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