Survey results seen as promising for tax push

A recent survey of residents about their views on a potential specific purpose sales tax is considered promising by local leaders and has already had impact on the types of projects that will be brought forward.

The sales tax being considered is similar to previous 1% specific purpose taxes passed by Sweetwater County voters in 2012 and 2006, which listed the uses proposed for the tax.

The tax initiative voters defeated in November would have been for a general purpose sales tax, which would have gone directly to the municipal and county general funds and was seen as a means to shore up fundin...


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