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By David Martin

Sixth penny tax follows projections


Collections for the specific purpose tax, also known as the sixth-penny tax, are meeting their projected expectations according to Robb Slaughter, Sweetwater County Treasurer.

Voters approved the tax collection in 2012, voting for more than $79 million going to various infrastructure work and construction of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Medical Office Building.

Slaughter said the tax is coming in at an average of $1.51 million a month, just $10,000 more than its projected revenue.

At 17 months after the start of the tax, Slaughter said it’s on track to terminate at about 44...

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