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Bollinger voters will decide fate of 'use tax’

Mar 22, 2013 -- 5:30am

Bollinger County voters are being asked to decide the fate of two tax proposals in the April 2 election. Proponents of the so-called "use tax" have been meeting groups explaining why the county needs the tax to pass.  Bollinger County Presiding Commissioner Travis Elfrink tells KZIM-KSIM that this voting day outcome will affect more than just taxes.  Local businesses are suffering as well.  Elfrink says Bollinger County has lost about 20 percent of its revenue as a result of a 2012 Missouri Supreme Court ruling that the state could no longer collect tax on vehicles bought in other states and provide the local and county portions of those taxes.  The second tax on the ballot involves a bond issue for a new Bollinger County library complex, and we will have the details for you at 5pm with Audra Caine.

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