Rep. Madden Says Taxing Coal Industry via Rail Tax Would Pose Constitutional Problems

Rep. Madden Says Taxing Coal Industry via Rail Tax Would Pose Constitutional Problems
Rep. Madden Says Taxing Coal Industry via Rail Tax Would Pose Constitutional Problems

During a recent visit on Public Pulse, Wyoming House District 40 Representative Mike Madden was asked by a caller how he feels about implementing a tax on interstate rail systems delivering coal, for example, beyond the borders of the state of Wyoming.

Representative Madden says that type of tax would bring up constitutional issues as it relates to interstate commerce.

As we've previously reported, some legislators who supported the recently implemented gasoline tax have said Wyomingites won't feel the pain at the pump - and that tourists passing through would end up footing most of the bill to fund the maintenance and upkeep of the state's highways and Interstates.

But when it comes to a hypothetical tax on the coal industry, specifically taxing interstate commerce that uses the rail system, Madden says it wouldn't be as easy.

To hear the full interview with Madden, click on the Public Pulse header at the top of sheridanmedia.com.

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