Wyoming’s 9-Cent Fuel Tax Hikes to Raise $60.3M/Yr for Roads Finding Broad Industry Backing

CASPER, Wyo. — A proposal to increase Wyoming’s gasoline and diesel fuel taxes has support from a range of different industries who describe the highway system in terms like “Wyoming’s life blood.”

Along with “comparable increases in the tax distributions on fuel used in snowmobiles, motorboats and off-road recreational vehicles,” House Bill 26 would generate an estimated $60.3 million in additional revenue for the state each year (or $6.7 million per penny), according to the Legislative Service Office.

Representatives from the following organizations expressed support for fuel tax hikes during the House Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs Committee’s Tuesday, Feb. 23 meeting:
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