New legislation aims to tame liquor license market

Wyoming's runaway retail liquor license market may finally slow down, after lawmakers on Tuesday voted to advance a bill giving local governments t...

January 19, 2023
3:52 AM

Wyoming's runaway retail liquor license market may finally slow down, after lawmakers on Tuesday voted to advance a bill giving local governments the ability to increase fees for new licenses.Wyoming businesses need some kind of liquor license in order to sell alcohol. Full retail liquor licenses — usually meant for establishments like liquor stores and bars — are particularly desirable compared to other types because they come with fewer regulations.But there's only so many to go around; the number of full retail liquor licenses available in a given community is tied to population.

Mary Steurer