An increase in the beer tax could be brewing on the horizon. Currently, the tax on beer per gallon is a paltry two cents putting Wyoming as the lowest ranking state when it comes to the tax on beer.
Outdated and neglected, it's a sobering understatement that Wyoming's beer tax hasn't been raised since 1935, slightly over a year since prohibition was repealed.
Currently, the tax generates $265,000 per year to the state's general fund; a 5% raise would generate $668,000 which could be used to fund substance abuse treatment programs.
This week's Bank of Sheridan/Sheridan Media poll question is: “Should the State change the 2 cents per gallon tax on beer, which hasn't been changed since 1935?”
We want to know what you think.
To cast your vote, log on to sheridanmedia.com, click on the poll question banner on the home page and feel free to leave appropriate comments. Then, be sure to tune in to Public Pulse at 9:10 a.m. Friday on Newstalk 930, KROE, to hear the results and discussion on the Jackson Electric Open line.