When one makes any purchase in Price County there is a five percent sales tax added on to the cost – plus a one half percent for the county. Now the possibility of bumping that half percent up to one percent is being discussed – in the interest of funding repair and replacement of area roads.
The question of tacking a new half-percent to make it a six percent sales tax was discussed at a recent Price County Board meeting and although some thought it was a necessary evil as an alternative for excessive long term borrowing and paying related interest, it was still not exactly greeted warmly.
The issue of funding roads is a hot topic in Wisconsin currently with Governor Scott Walker saying that he does not want to boost the state’s gas tax or the license registration fees, but would rather borrow and bond for $1.3 billion to cover the state’s road budget.
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