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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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May 6, 2014, 7:30 AM

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May 5, 2014, 10:19 PM

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May 3, 2014, 1:37 PM

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April 30, 2014, 1:19 PM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Maybe a little clarification is needed.

The Scott County Board decided not to join the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) and levy a ¼ cent sales tax for transit when it formed in 2008. (The county boards in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, and Washington counties opted to join.) Last year, the Legislature permitted counties not participating in CTIB to levy their own transportation sales tax up to ½ percent. This is the issue currently under consideration by the Scott County Board. To date, there has been no other sales tax approved for transportation in Scott County.

Perhaps you were thinking about the voter-approved Constitutional Amendment passed a few years ago in a statewide vote. That action didn’t include a sales tax hike; it constitutionally dedicated the sales tax on motor vehicles for transportation and transit purposes. Let us know if we misread your comment, and thanks for giving input!

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April 24, 2014, 11:22 PM

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April 19, 2014, 9:43 PM

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April 19, 2014, 6:01 AM

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April 18, 2014, 5:15 PM

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