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St. Paul voters consider raising city’s sales tax for 24 road rebuilds, parks projects

Posted on AllSides November 7th, 2023
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St. Paul’s off-year election ballot asked voters whether to raise sales taxes in the capital city to pay for its aging roads and parks. Mayor Melvin Carter’s office proposed increasing the city’s sales tax by a percentage point to 9.875%, which would be the highest sales tax in the state, to generate nearly $1 billion over 20 years for some 44 miles of arterial road reconstruction, as well as high-priority park maintenance and four designated parks projects. Leading up to Tuesday’s election, St. Paul Public Works officials and a progressive...

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