Marshall files ballot measure to raise sales tax

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The city of Marshall filed a measure to raise the sales tax rate by 1/2 of 1 percent Tuesday, Aug. 25. The measure will be on the ballot for the next municipal election, Nov. 3.

The city council met in a special session Monday evening, Aug. 24, in order to prepare the measure. The deadline to have it filed was Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

The council approved the use of a previous proposal which did not pass in the previous election, Apr. 7. More than 57 percent of voters elected not to approve the measure at that time.

In both propositions, the sales tax rate increase would go toward the city's general operating fund. The general operating fund is used for all city operations except for sanitation and city parks.

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