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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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Francis Klinkner inside District3

April 4, 2014, 9:33 AM

Alexandra Matyja inside District4

April 2, 2014, 4:20 PM

Jason Anondson inside District5

April 2, 2014, 2:00 PM

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April 2, 2014, 1:41 PM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Thanks for your input -- sorry about the delay in issuing a clarification. (As we've noted elsewhere, we're still getting used to this great new online tool!) The local option on the table would be (up to) one-half percent on items currently subject to the Minnesota sales tax -- in other words, 1/2 cent per each dollar spent. As for the "can" wording, that isn't the statutory language; what this would do would be to put the decision-making authority into the hands of the Scott County Board members, not another jurisdiction. The Board members have been fairly unequivocal in their approach to this: If the 1/2 percent is enacted, the revenue would be dedicated to the transportation and transit priorities determined by the Scott County officials.

Name not shown inside District3

April 1, 2014, 5:56 PM

Wayde Johnson inside District3

April 1, 2014, 1:33 PM

Rob Mishica inside District1

April 1, 2014, 10:19 AM

Kimberly Churchill inside District2

April 1, 2014, 8:52 AM

matt lehman inside District3

March 31, 2014, 9:11 PM

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March 31, 2014, 5:29 PM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Thanks for your feedback! The half-cent (Metro Council) issue has NOT been approved by the legislature; the half-cent issue before the Scott County Board is exclusive to Scott County. And these possible revenues MUST be put towards specific, planned, and publicly approved transportation and/or transit projects.

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