Our View: Local governments waited too long for outreach

It isn’t hard to see some residents’ opposition to the proposed one penny general purpose sales tax. They’ve got signs posted on their front lawns and in many visible locations throughout the county. What is hard is knowing why this tax is being proposed in the first place.

Readers of the Green River Star undoubtedly know about the funding challenges haunting local governments. Revenue challenges are what caused the county commissioners to decide not to solely fund ambulance subsidies, one of the key issues driving this tax proposal. However, it’s disheartening to see that local governments ar...


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