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Sales Tax Hike Could Be Back on the Ballot for Cities Who Rejected It Eight Months Ago
CLIVE, Iowa -- A tax increase that metro communities jointly rejected just nine months ago is likely headed back to the ballot. On March 6, voters in ten Polk County communities voted down a local option sales tax (LOSST). It would have raised the sales tax from six to seven percent. State lawmakers have since changed the requirements for approval. Cities can now vote independently on the tax hike, rather than a collective unit.