- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - State officials are expecting to see an increase in this year’s liquor sales compared to 2014.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1R0iNrF ) Wyoming Liquor Division Administrator Greg Cook says wine and spirits sales are anticipated to grow to 931,000 cases in 2015, an increase of 30,000 cases from the previous year.

The division stores cases of alcohol in a Cheyenne warehouse and delivers them throughout the state to bars, restaurants and liquor stores.

The division is expected to have over $110 million in gross sales in liquor, license fees to liquor brokers and excise taxes in 2015. The money is used to buy the alcohol, pay staff and operate the warehouse.

The remaining money, which Cook expects to be about $17 million this year, goes to the state’s General Fund.


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

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