Why Do We Need Another Sales Tax? The Commish Explains
Olmsted County will be raising its sales tax by a quarter-cent this summer. The money raised will be 100% dedicated to transportation projects, of which there are many.
Olmsted County Commissioner Ken Brown explained the need for the revenue Tuesday morning on Rochester's Good Morning with Rich Peterson and Kim David. He said the state has neglected to fund transportation projects for the past couple of years and they can't assume it'll get done this year.
So isn't there transportation money available from some of the existing tax money?
Not nearly enough..
The tax will take effect July 1st of this year and is expected to bring in about 7 million dollars per year.