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Loves Park sales tax headed to referendum

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LOVES PARK (WREX) -

Shoppers in Loves Park are a step closer to paying more at local stores.

Aldermen okayed a plan to raise the city's sales tax.  They don't have the final say.  This decision was just to put the issue on the ballot as a referendum.  Voters weigh in during the March 18th primary.

Supporters say approval means the city won't have to dig into the general fund for road projects. A committee's being put together to explain the tax to voters.

Alderman Clint Little says,"If the citizens are well-educated about this and they go out and support it we can take the revenue that's generated and start to rebuild some of these major roads here in our community."

If approved the sales tax in the city would go from 7.25% to 8.25%.  The increase would not apply to groceries, prescription drugs, or titled vehicles, among other things.

 

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