Voters will be asked to increase county sales tax

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Money would subsidize emergency services

By Ian Neligh

County voters will be asked on Nov. 7 to approve a 0.65 percent sales tax increase to fund the county’s emergency services.

The increased revenue, expected to be about $800,000 a year, would equal the budget shortfall now seen by the county’s EMS district. The county is currently subsidizing EMS by approximately $800,000 a year.

If the county should stop operating EMS as part of a new solution to fund the district, then the sales tax would expire.

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