The following is from the Cowboy State Free Press:
The Wyoming House killed legislation today intended to create a new system for taxing wind generation of commercial electricity.
Rep. Matt Teeters, R-Lingle, said he intends to ask for a reconsideration of the bill tomorrow, however.
House Bill 191 would have combined a pending $1-per-megawatt-hour wind-generation tax and the sales tax on wind energy equipment into one $3-per-megawatt-hour excise tax.
The bill also would have created a $15 million impact assistance account to help local governments pay for infrastructure costs associated with wind energy projects.
The House vote tied at 29-29. So the bill dies.
To see how your elected representatives voted on this bill, visit the Cowboy State Free Press article.
Posted by Haylie Shipp