Kansas Voters Approve Most Local Sales Tax Hikes
- Nov 9, 2012 | Gail Cole
The November 6, 2012, election results indicate that overall, Kansas voters are willing to pay more sales tax in order to have amenities such as better roads and city swimming pools.
The people of Abilene, in Dickinson County, approved a 0.25 percent retailer's sales tax to fund local street improvement.
In Lyon County, voters decided to extend an existing sales tax until 2024.
Marysville voters agreed to fund a new city pool with a 0.6 percent sales tax increase.
Voters in the city of Norton in Norton County said yes to the special question, "Shall the city of Norton impose a 0.75 percent citywide sales tax beginning April 1  to build a city swimming pool and pay for operating costs?"
Oberlin voters decided yes on the special question, "Shall the city of Oberlin impose a 1.5 percent citywide sales tax beginning April 1  to build a swimming pool?"
In Finney County, voters agreed to a county wide sales tax of 0.25 percent. Revenue generated by the increase will fund roads and other infrastructure.
Voters in Osage City said yes to a 0.5 percent sales tax increase
Voters in Riley County approved a 0.5 percent sales tax increase to fund roads and other infrastructure.
It has been previously reported here that Hutchinson voters agreed to renew their 1.4% sales tax.
However, Graham County voters voiced a resounding "no" to the special question, "Shall a countywide 0.25 percent sales tax be imposed for the purpose of funding economic development?" And in Lyndon, voters said no to a 0.5 percent sales tax for public service.