counties

Governor’s Proposed Budget Hits Counties Hard
Gov. Matt Mead’s proposed budget for 2016-2017 will severely affect cities, towns and counties, according to the president of the Wyoming County Commission Association. Mead’s request for $90 million for local governments marks a 50.8 percent decrease over the last biennium, which was …
Sales Tax Up In At Least 2 Wyoming Counties
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — People are paying higher sales taxes in at least two Wyoming counties to raise money for construction projects. Fremont County’s sales tax increased from 4 percent to 5 percent on Monday. The Associated Press reports that voters approved the increase in November t…
Several Counties Qualify For Drought Assistance
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared several Wyoming counties eligible for federal disaster assistance because of drought conditions. The Associated Press reports farmers and ranchers in Hot Springs, Fremont, Park and Washakie counties may qualify for emergency …