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County approves wheelage tax starting next year

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Goodhue County Board approved a $10-per-vehicle wheelage tax starting in 2014. The estimated revenue in the first year is $463,000.

The 4-to-1 vote came Friday morning after a Committee of the Whole discussion on the merits of a wheelage tax and how to spend the generated funds.

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County commissioners discussed using the tax to pay down debt from existing road projects, fund new improvements or split it between the two.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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