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What do you think about Scott County adopting a 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation and transit projects?

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Gary Wardell inside District2

April 13, 2014, 9:08 AM

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April 12, 2014, 5:20 PM

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April 12, 2014, 4:55 PM

Richard Beaudin inside District2

April 12, 2014, 1:23 PM

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April 12, 2014, 12:34 AM

Craig Anglin inside District4

April 11, 2014, 6:09 PM

Ann Klein inside District5

April 5, 2014, 12:01 PM

John Siskoff inside District4

April 4, 2014, 2:34 PM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Mr. Siskoff:

Sorry about the delay in responding... we're still getting used to using this new tool! While we can't address all of your comments here, we can clarify that the issue at hand is a sales tax -- that is, on everything that is currently subject to the sales tax (e.g., not most food and clothing) in Minnesota -- of up to 1/2 cent per every dollar. In other words, one-half percent. Any revenue generated by this possible local option tax would be used towards the priorities set and approved by the Scott County Board.

HARVEY LANGER inside District2

April 4, 2014, 12:08 PM

Dean Benson inside District2

April 4, 2014, 11:19 AM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Mr. Benson:
Thanks for your patience while we work through learning more about this tool! The (up to) one-half percent local option sales tax revenue would be expended on the projects prioritized and approved by the Scott County Board (and the list attached is meant to be illustrative, not comprehensive). In other words, your County Commissioners would be the final decision-making authority on how this potential revenue would be used.

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