Wyoming Retail Association ENewsletter                              September 27, 2017


WRA September 2017 Legislative Update

The Wyoming Retail Association monitors and engages in all business related legislative issues at the state and federal level, to protect and promote Wyoming’s retail industry. As Wyoming continues to grapple with a $400 million education-funding deficit, the Wyoming Legislature will continue to explore all options to offset the shortfall. Your association is monitoring and participating in these discussions as we head towards the 2018 Legislative Budget Session, set to convene on February 12, 2018. You can reach out to WRA Executive Director Chris Brown, directly, at any time by calling (307) 634-8816 x 207 or by emailing chris@wyoretail.org.  


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Total Solar Eclipse Wow’s Wyoming

In what was likely the largest tourism related event in Wyoming’s history, a total solar eclipse occurred on August 21, 2017 attracting hundreds of thousands of travelers to the Equality State. Many communities held eclipse festivals and special events aimed at welcoming the huge influx of travelers.
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South Dakota Remote Seller Bill Heard Before State Supreme Court
Last week another important hurdle was cleared, advancing efforts to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the Quill precedent and level the sales tax playing field once and for all.
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WRA To Host Joint Revenue Committee Reception in Cheyenne
The Wyoming Retail Association will host the Legislative Joint Revenue Committee for a reception at the Nagle Warren Mansion on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
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Please welcome new WTIC Sales and Membership Director, Tom Miller!
The Wyoming Retail Association is thrilled to announce the hiring of Tom Miller as our new Sales and Membership Director. Tom grew up on a ranch outside of Rawlins, WY. He graduated from Central High School in Cheyenne before attending the University of Wyoming where he graduated with his degree in Marketing from the College of Business. 
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Retailers Say Tax Reform Proposal Could Provide Major Boost for the Economy

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017 – The National Retail Federation welcomed a tax reform proposal released today by the Trump administration and congressional leadership, saying the measure could provide a major boost for the nation’s economy.
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ChrisBrown, Executive Director l 307.634.8816, chris@wyoretail.org
Copyright 2017 Wyoming Retail Association

November 7-9, 2017



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