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Yankton County residents to vote on tax increases for roads

YANKTON (AP) -- Opponents of raising property and wheel taxes to help pay for road and bridge repairs in Yankton County have succeeded in bringing the issue to a public vote.

YANKTON (AP) - Opponents of raising property and wheel taxes to help pay for road and bridge repairs in Yankton County have succeeded in bringing the issue to a public vote.

County Auditor Patty Hojem tells the Daily Press & Dakotan that opponents submitted enough valid petition signatures to put the matter on the November general election ballot.

The proposal approved by county commissioners in July is for a tax of 45 cents per $1,000 worth of property, with an additional $1 wheel tax with a maximum of $12 per vehicle.

County residents in September 2015 resoundingly defeated a larger proposed property tax increase, of 90 cents per $1,000 worth of property. About 70 percent of voters were in opposition.

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