3 Tax Measures Could Be Heading To Pueblo’s Ballot

August 31, 2015

Pueblo County Commissioners will consider on Monday adding three tax questions to this Novembers’ ballot.

Voters could be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax increase to help fund the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, including the construction of a new jail.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, voters also could be asked if an excise tax should be placed on marijuana grown in unincorporated Pueblo County to fund a scholarship program for county students. The money would also cover public infrastructure improvements.

The third question would ask for permission to retain $150,000 in excess sales tax revenue generated from the first year of recreational marijuana sales for parks and recreation improvements.

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