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.
(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?
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Question 1 of 6
If the tax increase passes, how much may the county borrow to start the projects before the tax revenue begins coming in?Correct
Question 2 of 6
The tax increase expected to cost the average Lexington County household _____ per year according to chief state economist Frank Rainwater.Correct
Question 3 of 6
How long would the tax be in place?Correct
Question 4 of 6
How much revenue is the penny-per-dollar tax increase expected to bring in over its eight-year life?Correct
Question 5 of 6
What will the sales tax percentage be in Lexington County if the tax increase passes?Correct
Question 6 of 6
What items are exempt from the tax?Correct
A TIMELINE OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TAX CAMPAIGN
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