Utah Co. Commissioners to Decide Whether to Put Tax on Ballot

Utah Co. Commissioners to Decide Whether to Put Tax on Ballot

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah County voters could put their two-cents in on sales tax this November depending on a vote by the Utah County Commission today.

The commission will decide whether to move forward with plans to put the quarter-cent sales tax on the ballot. The tax would go to construction and renovations related to state and federal highways.

The sales tax would generate between 10 and 12 (m) million dollars a year and last for 10-years.

Commissioners say because of state law, none of the money will go to public transit.

Opposing commissioners say the 120 (m) million dollars the tax would generate over 10 years is not much compared to the one-point-six (b) billion dollars in transportation needs in Utah County.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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