Fort Scott holds special election to decide sales tax

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FORT SCOTT, Ks. — A special election is underway in Fort Scott over the renewal of an existing sales tax.

If passed, the half-percent sales tax will remain at citywide retailers. It was originally going to be used to help fund an aquatic center. City officials, now intend to use 90% of the tax to help finance street improvements, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

The other 10% would be used for parks and community facilities. Polls close at 7 p.m.

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