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Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax expected on this year’s ballot


February 13, 2020

Crook County and its four municipalities came together on Wednesday to agree that the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (SPOT) should once again appear on the ballot at this year’s election. Representatives from each entity were in unanimous agreement that the revenue from SPOT is critical when it comes to maintaining infrastructure.

SPOT, better known as the “sixth penny” or “one percent tax,” is an optional tax with a strictly defined purpose. SPOT has been used to raise extra revenue for counties and towns since it was authorized by the legislature in 1984; in Crook County, it...

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