Cheney tax measures win big


Voters in Cheney were overwhelmingly sending a pair of tax measures to easy victory in early election returns Tuesday night.

Proposition 1 to renew a 4 percent electrical energy and natural gas tax to fund continued repair and replacement of residential streets and sidewalks was passing with a 74.74 percent of the vote, 716 to 242. Meanwhile Proposition 2 renewing the 50 cent per $1,000 of assessed taxable property valuation to fund emergency medical services for another six years was doing even better – receiving 79.31 percent approval, 755 to 197.

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove, hearing the r...

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