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Pueblo officers propose tax ballot question
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:10:54 PM »
The Washington Times

Pueblo officers propose tax ballot question

By Associated Press

Monday, March 31, 2014

   PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Pueblo voters could decide this year whether to increase the city’s sales tax to pay for public safety measures.

Pueblo police officers and firefighters want to add a question on the November ballot that would increase sales tax by half a cent.

According to KRDO-TV ( ), union firefighters said the money would help the department get back to being fully staffed like it was three years ago.

Last November, voters overwhelming reject a half-cent, countywide sales tax that would have been spent on six organizations, including the State Fair.

The Pueblo Police Department would also benefit from the tax proposal. There’s a hiring freeze on 14 officer positions.


Information from: KRDO-TV,

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