GF Sales Tax Vote

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Grand Forks voters will head to the polls in November to decide the fate of raising the local sales tax to pay for road repairs and the water treatment plant. Mayor Mike Brown has been pushing a one-half percent sales tax increase to help solve a 16-million dollar deficit in street repair funding over the next six years. Voters rejected a three-quarter percent hike over 50-years last November.

So what happens if the voters say “no” again? Brown says a third vote is a possibility because the community can’t afford to do nothing. The mayor says he’ll keep trying until he finds something that is palatable with the community.

The latest tax plan would remain in effect for twenty years. The election date is set for November 7th.

Brown made his comments on K-N-O-X’s Jarrod Thomas program.

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