Our View:Taxpayers should be thanked

Sweetwater County taxpayers deserve a hearty thank you from elected officials.

The county’s municipal governments received $5.3 million in excess taxes collected through the 2012 special purpose tax, commonly known as the sixth-penny tax. They’re not the only ones getting this windfall. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is set to receive $2.4 million, with Castle Rock Hospital District to get $238,000 and the county itself to get $440,000. No matter how you slice it, that’s a lot of money.

This is beyond the original $81 million approved by voters in 2012 and includes interest co...


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