- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah residents can expect to see television commercials and billboards urging them to support a sales tax increase this November to help pay for transportation.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1QuFXCe ) that a group called Utahns for Responsible Transportation Investments is launching a campaign to support the tax increase.

The organization is affiliated with the Salt Lake Chamber business group, a supporter of the .25 percent proposal that sends money to cities, counties and the Utah Transit Authority.

Abby Albrecht, the chamber’s public policy director, says the group will run ads on television, radio, billboards and online, in addition to campaign mailers and telephone calls.

The proposed tax hike will be on the ballot in 17 counties on Nov. 3.

Albrecht won’t say how much the ads cost but the campaign has raised more $282,000.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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