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SPOT Tax to appear on ballot

Cities and county look to continue long-running tax used for infrastructure

The county commissioners have officially approved the presence of the 1% Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax on this year’s general election ballot.

Better known as the SPOT Tax, this is far from new to the county, having been used to raise extra revenue for counties and towns since it was authorized by the legislature in 1984. In Crook County, it is an additional penny on top of the obligatory four percent state sales tax and the one percent general purpose tax.

One difference this year, however, will be the amount. At the suggestion of Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg, each town and the cou...

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