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No new sales tax: message from El Paso County to state lawmakers

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El Paso County Commissioners do not want to see another sales tax increase in Colorado. State lawmakers are debating a bill that would put a question on the ballot asking voters to approve a half a cent sale tax increase to fund transportation project. On Tuesday, El Paso County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution calling for the defeat of the bill.

El Paso county voters already approved and reapproved the PPRTA transportation tax. It takes sales tax up 1%. Then Colorado Springs voters approved the .62% 2C sales tax for five years of repaving in the city. The two transportation taxes take the Colorado Spring sales tax up to 8.25%.  County commissioners say another half cent, pushing sales tax to 8.75% is too much. “ It would penalize El Paso County and Colorado Springs unjustly,” said El Paso County Commissioner, Mark Waller.

They do not agree on asking for a tax increase, but county commissioners do agree the state is not spending enough on transportation infrastructure. “I think we all understand that transportation spending is woefully inadequate in our state,” said Waller. He says instead of asking for more money from tax payers, lawmakers should reprioritize how they spend the money in the states growing budget.

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