Cole County voters to consider sales tax renewal

Cole County voters will be asked to okay another installment of a half-cent sales tax. The tax has to be renewed every five years to fund road and bridge projects.

Cole County Commissioner Harry Otto says the tax has paid for lots of work over the past 30-plus years.

“[The Highway] 179 interchange and Mission Drive is one of the stars, I think, of this thing. Capital Avenue now. The new Dunklin Street bridge. Smaller communities also share in on this.”

Cole County voters have backed the tax every time it has been up for renewal. It is Proposition A on the Apr. 6 ballot.

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