Our View: Best 6th-penny uses

 

August 22, 2019



We can say with certainty that there will be a large push to put a special-purpose tax initiative on the 2020 ballot. Meetings and discussions have already taken place and some municipal officials have been talking about potential uses since the last tax, passed in 2012, ended.

The tax, commonly referred to as the sixth-penny tax, has been an important tool in renovating East 2nd South Street, completing improvements at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and expanding the Rock Springs Recreation Center, among others. A small increase in sales tax has resulted in a lot of public benefits...



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