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People owe Wyoming $80 million worth of debt — the state wants to get better at collecting it

September 19, 2017 in News

Everyone likes free money. But with the Wyoming Legislature facing a more than $700 million deficit in education funding, lawmakers are especially eager for ways to generate new revenue without raising taxes or fees.

That thirst for new cash has led them to reexamine outstanding payments owed to the state. People or companies owe Wyoming roughly $80 million.

While $80 million may not sound like much considering the state’s total budget, legislators at the Interim Joint Revenue Committee meeting in Buffalo last week were plenty interested in recovering it.

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