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Push to renew city sales tax


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- With less than five months to go until election day, a campaign kicked off Friday morning to renew the city's half-cent sales tax.

Rochester has had a sales tax since 1983.

The money goes to pay for various projects, and started with the flood control project.

An advisory committee has met and worked to choose 10 projects the funding would cover.

One of them is a renovation of the Rec Center that would include an expansion for a new senior center.

Lucinda Stockwell says the activities and comradery the senior center offers enriches her life, and the sales tax will make it possible for the center to offer even more.

On a $10 purchase, the tax would be 5 cents.

On a $100 purchase, the tax would be 50 cents.

On a $1,000 purchase, the tax would be $5.

The tax does not apply to vehicle sales.

Click here for more information on the tax extension program.



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