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Sales tax increase could backfire

By   /   Friday, May 12th, 2017  /   Comments Off on Sales tax increase could backfire

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Voters in the city of Santa Barbara will decide in November whether to raise the sales tax 1 percent to generate $22 million per year to fund a backlog of infrastructure improvements. With sales and transient occupancy taxes on the decline, Santa Barbara is throwing a Hail Mary pass hoping voters catch the ball in…

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