Sales tax hikes could hit November ballot

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — Eagle County’s commissioners hired a research firm to learn that, for most of us, it’s tough to find an affordable place to live.The commissioners paid Magellan Strategies $15,500 to gauge possible voter support for a pair of potential November sales tax questions: A .3 percent sales tax to help fund affordable housing.A separate .3 percent sales tax to help childcare and early childhood education.At 0.3 percent each, the two taxes would raise about $4.5 million each year.The commissioners — Democrats Jill Ryan, Kathy Chandler-Henry and Jeanne McQueeney — have not committed to a November ballot question.Folks told the …

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