Riverton Wants State to Raise Beer Tax

Associated Press

Riverton City Officials are proposing to raise Wyoming's malt beverage tax.

Since 1935, the tax on beer in Wyoming has been set at two cents per gallon.

But Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has suggested changing the rate to align with the national average of 28 cents per gallon.

He and other city leaders agreed to recommend the higher rate at the 2011 Wyoming Association of Municipalities annual convention this June in Sheridan.