Legislature to review several tax bills in 2019
December 13, 2018
CHEYENNE — Start a conversation about Wyoming state government’s finances with lawmakers or outside observers, and inevitably the talk will move to the need for the state to diversify where it gets its money.
Currently, just less than 50 percent of all state revenue comes from the mineral industry. That oversized financial dependence on mineral extraction has led Wyoming to feel every boom-and-bust cycle in the energy market.
So diversifying the state’s tax structure has been a focus of state lawmakers for years now. And in 2019, Wyoming’s Legislature will have multiple cracks a...