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Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Osceola voters reject proposed penny sales tax by 2-to-1 margin (Orlando Sentinel, May 21, 2019)
Osceola County voters rejected a penny sales tax increase, and St. Johns County voters will likely do the same.
Osceola voters reject proposed penny sales tax by 2-to-1 margin
Osceola voters were clear Tuesday on their stance on a proposed penny sales-tax increase: No way.
By a more than 2-to-1 margin, voters swamped the measure that was expected to bring in about $2 billion over 30 years. The plan was meant to shore up transportation funding gaps, allowing the rapidly growing county to move forward on various projects to widen roads, fill in potholes, build new sidewalks and make other improvements.