Critics call “Voter fraud-prevention” bill a trojan horse for restricting access to the polls and a solution to a nonexistent problem. Supporters say it will increase confidence in election integrity.
Wyoming enacted a severance tax exemption last year that gives the industry a break when market prices are low. New legislation would also offer a tax exemption when market prices are high.
Gov. Gordon calls the announcement an ‘unfortunate, but not surprising’ sign of the industry’s economic realities.
Measures aim to guard against delinquent and unpaid mineral-production taxes, strengthen local governments’ ability to collect debts in the event of mineral industry bankruptcies.
While some representatives said they support the ‘message’ of amendment, they didn’t back the mechanism.