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City Council: Voters should decide on sales tax

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The Red Wing City Council chose to put a new sales tax to the voters, moving forward in a process some members described as the most democratic way to establish a tax.


Council members decided 6-1 Monday night to add the question of a new local option sales tax to the Nov. 6 ballot.

Conservative estimates indicate the proposed half-percent sales tax and $20 excise tax on motor vehicles could raise roughly $1 million a year for the city to use toward capital projects.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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