Kansas Voters to Decide on Sales Tax Increase in November Election
- Oct 17, 2014 | Gail Cole
Update, 11.5.2014: No new sales tax--that's the consensus of Wichita voters this November. More than 62% of Wichitans rejected the proposed 1-cent, temporary sales tax increase. Supporters of the tax conceded defeat last night.
Voters in Wichita, Kansas, will be asked to approve a temporary 1% sales tax rate increase on November 4, 2014.
If approved, the measure would generate approximately $400 million over the next five years. That revenue would go towards job development, public transit, street maintenance and repair, and developing a long-term water supply for the city.
Currently, Wichita has no local sales tax but only the 6.15% state sales tax. Nearby Goddard, Mulvane, Newton and Valley Center also have no local sales tax. Voters in Goddard and Mulvane will also vote on the imposition of a 1% local sales tax this fall.
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