Wyoming Liberty Group
The Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is calling for an increase in the lodging tax from 3 to 4 percent. Local governments and their offshoot organizations looking for more money favor higher tourism taxes because many voters seem to believe out-of-county, if not out-of-state, visitors bear the tax burden.
There is, however, no evidence to support this belief. In addition, whether county or state residents are paying the tab or not, the reality is that money is going to fund a government program instead of paying for food, clothing or other travel related services provided by the private sector.