- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are considering options on how to collect the $70 million to $84 million owed to the state.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2fiJPzv ) that legislators at the Interim Joint Revenue Committee meeting last week discussed the possibility of hiring a private contractor to collect the debt.

The Canada-based CGI Group was considered as an option. The company recently began debt collection for South Dakota, and the company is paid from a percentage of the payments it collects.

The committee agreed to advance a bill that will allow Wyoming agencies to add a 20 percent surcharge to past-due payments that could fund a debt collection program if a private contractor is hired.

Most of the money owed to the state is from a combination of unpaid court fines and taxes.

___

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide