By Matthew Stephens
Valley Herald 

Sales and use tax on general ballot

Funds to help increase public safety


Last updated 10/5/2023 at 2:55pm

SPOKANE COUNTY – A proposed sales and use tax that would help fund different areas of law enforcement and public safety will be on the Nov. 7 ballot for public vote.

Measure No. One, also known as the Law and Justice Proposal for Spokane County looks to increase sales tax by two cents on every $10.

According to county documents, the funds would be invested in expanding on or building new correctional facilities to combat overcrowding. Other funds would be used to help teach offenders general life and behavior skills so they are less likely to become repeat offenders.

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