Tumwater voters approve new taxes

April 29th, 2015 by Ken

By an overwhelming percentage, voters in Tumwater, approved an increase in the local sales tax to go for transportation projects in the city.

Preliminary election results show 68 percent of the voters approving a .02 percent increase in the local sales tax.

With only a few hundred votes left to be counted, the measure is sure of passage.

City officials in Lacey are looking at the results with interest.   They may recommend a similar move in Lacey although nothing will be decided in the near future.

The turnout for the Tumwater election was just 25 percent – – showing that mainly supporters voted for increased city taxes.

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