Craig sales, use tax measure fails in city election |

Craig sales, use tax measure fails in city election

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The sales and use tax measure put before voters in the Craig city election failed with a 847 to 1,439 vote, according to final election results Tuesday night.

Of the 2,349 total ballots cast regarding the measure, only 36 percent voted in favor.

The sales and use tax measure would have raised city sales tax by 1.25 percent to a rate of 3.5 percent, and would have created a use tax of 3.5 percent on vehicles purchased outside the city. It would have generated up to $2.5 million in revenue for the city, which is facing a $1 million deficit in 2018 based on current projections.

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