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I read in the Journal-World several weeks ago about a special 1 percent sales tax for the developing shopping area on the northeastern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Will that be charged on top of the new sales taxes voters recently approved?

Yes. The sales tax in that specific shopping district will be 1 percent higher than in other parts of the city. The money generated from the special 1 percent tax will be used to pay for up to $5 million worth of public street and infrastructure improvements needed to serve the development.


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