5% statewide lodging tax passes Wyoming Legislature

Wyoming News March 2, 2020



5% statewide lodging tax passes Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A measure to impose a 5% statewide lodging tax appears likely to pass the Wyoming Legislature after the state Senate approved it.

Gov. Mark Gordon has previously endorsed the measure, saying a lodging tax is the only new tax he would support.

The state Senate, which defeated a similar bill last year,  passed the lodging tax measure on Friday by a 16-13 vote.

The measure previously passed the House, and a committee must now negotiate the differences between the two versions.

The revenue would go to promote state tourism and be distributed to the counties and cities where it was collected.

Source: Wyoming Tribune Eagle

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