STA's Proposition 1 is a needed investment

In Our Opinion


Last updated 9/22/2016 at 12:06pm

Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1 on the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election ballot would raise sales tax 2/10ths of 1 percent to pay for regional transportation improvements. According to information from STA, if approved by a majority of voters, the increase would amount to 2 cents per every $10 spent going to pay for transit; about $2 a month and $24 a year extra to the average household.

While a lot of the focus may be on financials, what the vote really comes down to was aptly expressed by Cheney Mayor and STA board member Tom Trulove during a meeting with the Cheney Free Press...

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