Absentee tax ballots mailed

Absentee ballots for the general purpose tax election have been sent out, asking county residents if they would support an additional penny of sales tax to fund public safety funding and economic development.

The 1% sales tax, if approved, would be divided amongst Green River, Rock Springs and the county based on population, with at least 75% going to public safety, with up to 25% going to economic development. The election will take place Nov. 2.

According to Chris Meats, finance director for Green River, the proposed tax is projected to raise $17 million, which is based on a 10-year average...


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