Wyoming Taxpayers Association discusses statuses of tax policies at annual meeting

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- The Wyoming Taxpayers Association had its 82nd annual meeting where members of the board met up with state officials to discuss current tax policies. One of the main budget issues that was discussed involves coal and natural gases. According to officials, the mineral oil and gas industry pay up to 70 percent of the state’s revenue.

“We just need to be aware that as you look to possibly increase that, it can drive business away. So, it’s a very fine line with how we put that burden on our industry,” regulator of government affairs of Southland Royalty Company, Megan Degenfelder said.

Officials say resolutions could be to cut back spending or raise revenue.

"I think it's times like these that are good for Wyoming. I think they're good because they make us look deeper into what we are as a state, and the ways that we can improve our business economy," Governor Mark Gordon said.