Sales tax debated


Local News

July 18, 2019 - 10:51 AM

A $300,000 question lingered over budget talks for Iola City Council members Wednesday.

Last fall, Iola voters overwhelmingly extended a half-cent sales tax, noting the proceeds have helped fund a number of major street projects and other improvements over the past 30 years.

Another project looms in the not-so-distant future — a full-depth rebuild of U.S. 54 from McDonald’s to Jump Start Travel Center — but Council members noted a large variable remains unknown.

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