Our View: Tax should not be passed

The upcoming general purpose special election should not be supported by the county’s voters. This is a tough position for us to take because we can see the need for an increased sales tax, but we believe the tax as presented is a 10-gallon solution to a one-gallon problem.

Yes, we are aware of the funding challenges the cities and county have faced in the past few years. The general reduction in sales tax revenue has caused problems for the cities as their governing bodies look at how to provide the same services they offer with less revenue. The county commissioners are in a similar boat as...


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