What do you think about Scott County adopting a 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation and transit projects?
45 Registered Statements
Mike Shaw inside District1
March 31, 2014, 2:53 PM
Mike Shaw, Mayor City of Jordan
I support the 1/2 cent sales tax proposal for Scott County. We pay an additional tax traveling outside our county and we don't notice it. I believe very few shoppers do? Perhaps we could see improvements in some of the roads in the county?
March 31, 2014, 11:52 AM
I have been riding the bus to downtown Minneapolis for over 20 years. If Shakopee doesn't plan to add more buses, just use those they have now, I still will not be riding from Shakopee. I work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. and have to try to get to the bus stop before 5:00p.m.? Run the buses on REAL working hours for the people who REALLY work not those who can make their own hours, and I might support your 1/2 cent sales tax. As it is, I oppose it, because it doesn't help the people who can't afford to drive downtown and HAVE to take the bus on REAL working hours.
Jason Jones inside District2
March 31, 2014, 11:34 AM
With having already extremely high property taxes, very little commercial enterprises and schools that cant seem to stop taking our money. I strongly support NOT raising taxes any further. I think government not only in Scott County but in Minnesota and in Washington needs to learn about responsible spending. What example is our government trying to set? We can spend until all the money is gone and then spend some more and raise your taxes or print more money and deflate the value of our dollar? Lets talk about cutting taxes and allowing families to be able to spend responsibly.
Thom Boncher inside District1
March 31, 2014, 11:02 AM
STILL LOOKING for a little clarity on the scope of this tax.
Is this a half-cent tax on every sale, or a half-cent tax on every dollar of every sale. Someone needs to clarify that.
Generally, I oppose raising taxes. This case is no exception. What return on our investment would people from New Prague, Belle Plaine, Jordan, and the various townships see? Transportation dollars usually flow to Shakopee, Prior Lake, and Savage.
March 31, 2014, 9:43 AM
Please don't raise the taxes.
My family and I make sure all our large purchases are done in Scott County because the sales taxes are less then surrounding counties. Don't chase business away by increasing taxes.
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