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Our View: Tax should not be used for wish list


Let’s get this out of the way: the sixth-penny tax, officially titled the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax, is a great way to fund needed improvements regarding infrastructure.

In 2012, voters approved a total $81.8 million in various construction projects ranging from street and water improvements to renovations at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and the construction of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Medical Office Building. Needs associated with water, sewer and streets are easily paid for and completed through the tax.

Without it, many maintenance and im...

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