Answer to fuel tax question shows possible room for a well-thought-out plan
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 17, 2020—Wyoming’s largest and leading small-business association today released the results of a poll of its state membership to help provide the next session of the Wyoming Legislature some ideas as to where its Main Street enterprises stand.
“Our members are firmly decided on three of the poll questions,” said Tony Gagliardi, Wyoming state director for NFIB. “I think what the response to the fuel tax question shows is a willingness to consider a well-thought-out plan for funding highway maintenance and construction, and not simply issuing a blank check for the job.”
As it does every year, NFIB polls its members on state and federal issues affecting their right to own, operate, and grow their businesses. Unique among member associations, results from the annual polls center NFIB’s lobbying positions in Cheyenne and in Washington, D.C. The 2021 Wyoming state member ballot asked four questions.
1. Should Wyoming impose a sales tax on services?
Yes 13.56 %
No 81.36 %
Undecided 5.08 %
2. Should any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 be presumptively compensated by workers’ compensation?
Yes 14.41 %
No 75.42 %
Undecided 10.17 %
3. Should Wyoming increase its fuel tax, and/or a road usage fee – a vehicle miles traveled tax (VMT) – if all transportation revenues collected are used exclusively for highway maintenance and construction?
Yes 32.48 %
No 58.12 %
Undecided 9.40 %
4. Should businesses be protected from frivolous and unmerited COVID-related lawsuits?
Yes 94.87 %
No 0.85 %
Undecided 4.27 %
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For more than 77 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.
P.O. Box 1890
Cheyenne, WY 82009