Is Utah County Prop 1 good or bad for Highland?

On November 3rd the final votes will be cast on Utah County Proposition 1 which reads: “Shall Utah County, Utah, be allowed to impose a quarter-of-one-percent (0.25% or the equivalent of 1 cent for every $4 spent) sales use tax for the specific purpose of transportation improvements such as roads, trails, sidewalks, maintenance, bus and rail service, and traffic and pedestrian safety features, with the revenue divided among the county, cities and towns, and the public transit provider within the County.” Earlier in the year state law makers pass SB…

Say ‘No’ to Proposition 1

If approved, the combined state and local sales tax in San Juan County will increase from 5.95% to 6.20% countywide, in some cities it will increase to almost 7%– a change that will increase taxes in San Juan by $40 per person and $160 for an average family of four every year. This could mean the difference between a week or more of groceries for many families. Utah families have had enough new taxes this year as it is. The local option sales tax would be the third tax increase Utah…