Half-Cent Sales Tax Up for Renewal

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Tuesday, October 31 2006 Oct 31, 2006 Tuesday, October 31, 2006 6:29:06 PM CST October 31, 2006 in News
Jefferson City firefighters are making more medical calls and they believe that a smaller, more maneuverable truck would be beneficial. If the tax passes, the department will be able to buy two new trucks and possibly another fire station. Supporters want mid-Missourians to know that this isn't a tax increase.

"It's an extension, in the last twenty years this half cent sales tax has produced seventy four million dollars for the city of jefferson," said Robert Scruggs, campaign co-chair.

If passed, the tax will generate twenty five million dollars during the next five years.  The tax is one of twenty-seven separate ballot decisions Jefferson City voters can decide on november 7th. 

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