Committee launches campaign for tax extension

Crews overlay the 900 block of West McCarty on Wednesday as part of the half-cent sales tax yearly expenditures. The city is asking voters to extend the sales tax once again.

Crews overlay the 900 block of West McCarty on Wednesday as part of the half-cent sales tax yearly expenditures. The city is asking voters to extend the sales tax once again. Photo by Julie Smith.

Want to help Jefferson City government raise $26 million over the next five years, to continue public works improvements it otherwise couldn’t afford?

“Citizens for Continued Progress,” a group promoting the extension of the city’s half-cent capital improvements sales tax for another five years, says all you have to do is vote “yes” on Aug. 2.

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With city voters’ approval, the half-cent tax began in 1987, and voters have renewed it four times since.

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