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Letter


Tell State Legislators NO on Gas Tax Hike!

January 17, 2013

Dear Taxpayer:

As you know, a number of your elected state officials want to impose a 10-cent-per-gallon tax hike on gasoline, a 71 percent increase. Wyoming currently has the lowest tax rate in the region, and the second-lowest in the nation. This provides a distinct advantage for businesses, workers, citizens, and even tourists.

Wyoming already has enough money for roads. Over the past decade, legislators have doubled general fund spending from $1.5 million to $3.2 million and total spending from $4 billion to $8 billion. 

As long as the state continues to increase spending on non-essential programs instead of focusing on the roads and highways that keep Wyoming's economy strong, gas tax hikes will do little to patch our potholes. It's time to take a stand against out-of-control spending!  

Today, the gas tax bill passed first reading in the Wyoming House, but only by four votes. I urge you to contact your legislators as soon as possible, as the bill is likely to go to second reading tomorrow. 

We still have a chance to stop this thing. Please contact your state legislators today and let them know that spending should be cut and re-prioritized before an expensive, job-killing gas tax hike is imposed. To find legislator contact information, please click HERE.

For more on the proposed gas tax hike, visit the Wyoming Liberty Group's website, and be sure to check out the Gas Tax Mythbuster.

Sincerely, 
Your Grassroots Action Team at NTU