The Saratoga Sun -

By Joe Elder 

Paxton supports gas tax


It can be hard for a conservative guy to support raising taxes, but that is what freshman representative for House District 47, Jerry Paxton, did when he voted for the 10-cent gas tax.

“When I first looked at it, I wasn’t crazy about it,” Paxton said.

But Paxton did some research and discovered he could support the tax based on what he found out.

Paxton said Wyoming has pulled around a quarter of a billion dollars out of the general fund over the past three years to supplement road maintenance, a rate that is unsustainable over the long term.

Only Alaska pays a lower gas tax than Wyom...

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