- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Jackson voters are being asked to decide on a special sales tax to raise $6 million to repair a slow-moving landslide that destroyed a home in April 2014 and led to the closure of a newly built Walgreens.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports voters will be asked Tuesday to approve a specific purpose excise tax. It would increase Jackson’s sales tax from 5 percent to 6 percent to raise money to design and construct a plan to stabilize the western half of the slide and acquire land and easements. The city has set aside $3 million of the estimated $10 million repair cost.

Voters will be asked in November to increase the 5 percent general sales tax to 6 percent. If both measures pass, the general sales tax increase would go into effect after the excise tax raised $6 million.

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


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