- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The new year will bring a sales tax hike for residents of Colorado Springs, who voted in favor of the plan in November.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1MGQUN8 ) that the sales-and-use tax rate will increase from 2.5 percent to 3.12 percent Friday, with the extra money used to fund road repairs.

It is expected to generate about $250 million for road work over five years.

Mayor John Suthers proposed the increase, the City Council put it on the ballot and voters approved it by a 2-to-1 margin.

Council President Merv Bennett says the road work will be more than just filling potholes and should help Colorado Springs’ economy.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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