Our View: 6th Penny options needed

A special purpose tax is a great tool for communities wanting to make improvements that all residents can benefit from. Road replacement, water and sewer upgrades, even construction of needed facilities can be accomplished through this tax, commonly known as the sixth penny tax because it’s implementation creates a 6 percent sales tax within Sweetwater County.

For Green River and other towns within the county, the tax has become a needed source of funding to pay for construction they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. This isn’t the fault of the local governing bodies as funding has become...


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