GF Sales Tax Vote

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Grand Forks voters will get another crack at voting on a sales tax to pay for road repairs and the new water treatment plant. The city council last night approved asking voters November 7th for a one-half percent increase in the local tax for 20 years. The measure includes a purchase cap of 25-hundred dollars – despite some concerns from council member Bret Weber. Weber questioned whether the cap only benefits the wealthy.

Council President Dana Sande says based on what he heard during the sales tax vote a year ago he’s not excited about eliminating the cap….

It’s estimated the tax would raise around five million dollars a year. The council still needs to approve the election ballot language. Voters rejected a three-quarter percent hike last November.

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