Lexington County Sales Tax Increase Vote 2014

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Lexington County resoundingly defeated the county’s request to approve a sales tax increase from 7 percent to 8 percent to fund roads and other projects, such as water and sewer improvements, libraries and community centers. Almost 70 percent of voters turned down the proposal.

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(Other Lexington County results from the State Election Commission.)

In conjunction with The State newspaper, students in the J471-Intermediate Reporting and Production class assembled a broad package of stories and resources on the issues involved before the election.

How much do you know about Lexington County's proposed sales tax increase?

Lexington County officials say the fast-growing county has outrun its ability to finance road repairs and other projects without the tax increase.
Lexington County officials say the fast-growing county has outrun its ability to finance road repairs and other projects without the tax increase.

Take this quiz and find out how much you know about Lexington County’s proposed penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase before the Nov. 4 election.



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From Batesburg-Leesville in the west, to Chapin in the north and Swansea in the south, the Penny for Progress Commission made sure the projects to be paid for by the tax increase were spread throughout Lexington County. Click on the map for an interactive way to see what the issues are in these areas and some selected projects.

A TIMELINE OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TAX CAMPAIGN


THE COMPLETE PACKAGE OF OUR STORIES

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