- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Jackson officials are considering raising taxes to pay for housing and transportation programs.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1GYpHtI ) that town officials have been in preliminary talks with a polling firm that would help determine if voters would be interested in approve a hike.

Any tax - either sales or a specific excise tax -put toward those programs would have to be approved by residents.

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance conducted a similar poll last spring and that found residents generally supported putting money toward transportation, housing, wildlife crossings and protecting open space.

Town and county officials have approved separate transportation and housing plans, both of which call for dedicated revenue, but those funds have not been committed yet.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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