Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2008

Johnson County commissioners approve sales tax vote for higher ed

June 5, 2008


Johnson County commissioners Thursday approved putting on the Nov. 4 general election ballot a proposal to increase the Johnson County sales tax by one-eighth of 1 percent for higher education programs, including those for Kansas University.

If approved by voters, the proposal would establish the Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority.

The authority would use the sales tax increase to fund projects and programs at the KU Edwards Campus, KU Medical Center's Johnson County location, and Kansas State University's campus in Olathe.

The tax increase is projected to raise $15 million annually, and the proceeds will be divided evenly among the three locations.


Steve Jacob 10 years ago

I do like the fact it is on the big election so everyone will vote. Nothing dishonest, unlike the school board one when then made sure to put it where no one would vote.

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