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Grand Coulee voters consider sales tax bump for streets


Voters in Grand Coulee this week received their mail-in ballots asking whether they approve of creating a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) and bumping up the sales tax rate to pay for it.

The city council voted back in October to create a TBD to raise money for streets. If voters pass the issue, residents and anyone else purchasing taxable items within the city limits will pay two-tenths of one percent more in sales tax.

The new money would develop funds to repair streets within the city.

A transportation benefit district can use one of two forms for the collection of special fees. Gr...

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