Wyoming Retail Association ENewsletter                              May 18, 2018
 

 

May 2018 Legislative Update

2018 will be a very busy year for Wyoming politics.  A $600 million education-funding deficit still looms over the legislature while all 60 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives are up for reelection as well as 15 (half) of the Wyoming Senate.  All 5 elected seats in Wyoming’s Executive Branch are up and 7 Republicans and one Democrat are running for Governor. What will the interim period between now and the January 8, 2019 general session bring?        

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WRA to co-host Gubernatorial Panel in Casper!

Wyoming’s gubernatorial race is already heating up as we head towards the August 21, 2018 primary election and the November 6, 2018 general election. Republicans Mark Gordon, Sam Galleotos, Taylor Haynes, Harriet Hageman, Rex Rammell, Bill Dahlen and Foster Freiss are battling it out in a crowded primary election while lone democrat Mary Throne awaits the winner for the November general election.

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Proud to be a WRA Member- White’s Marine Center

What is the best way for a family to recreate?

Many parents ponder this question.  How can we have fun together as a family?  Doing activities together builds relationships and in the process we have memories that last a lifetime.  “Boating keeps families from drifting apart” is our slogan here at our family business, White’s Marine Center. 

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States Find Clever Ways To Collect Sales Taxes On Out-Of-State Transactions 

The Supreme Court is currently deliberating a case that could have a major impact on ecommerce companies. It’s called South Dakota v. Wayfair, and it challenges the current rule that remote sellers are only required to collect sales tax if they have a physical presence in the state where the goods are sold. That rule also happens to be the sticking point in President Trump’s recent unsupported accusations that Amazon is not paying its fair share of taxes.

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APRIL RETAIL SALES INCREASED 2.8 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR

WASHINGTON – April retail sales increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted over March and 2.8 percent year-over-year as consumers continued to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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NRF TELLS USTR TARIFFS WOULD DISRUPT RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS, DRIVE UP PRICES FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL AND HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE

 

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation told the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during a hearing today that proposed tariffs on Chinese goods would destroy U.S. jobs, disrupt supply chains and increase prices for U.S. consumers during the upcoming back-to-school and holiday seasons.

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