- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) - One lawmaker’s idea to allow Wyoming cities and towns the option to tax food has met with strong opposition.

Sen. Ogden Driskill told colleagues on the Joint Revenue Committee that he thought a food tax could help communities - especially small ones with a gas station and a bar or two - raise new revenue at a time when money from the state has declined.

The Republican from Devils Tower wanted the food tax to be optional and only implemented if voters approved it at the polls.

But the Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1qi6eMy ) that most of the people who testified before the committee on Thursday in Douglas opposed a food tax.

Those speaking against it included a representative of the Wyoming Association of Churches.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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