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KC voters approve $800M bond package for streets, sidewalks, flood control, shelter

For years, Kansas City residents have pleaded for better roads, bridges, sidewalks and flood control. On Tuesday, voters agreed to help pay for those very improvements. They approved a massive, $800 million infrastructure package and the property tax increases to help pay for it.

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Voters approve one-eighth-cent sales tax for inner-city improvements

Supporters of a proposed 1/8-cent sales tax for economic development efforts in central Kansas City gathered on Tuesday to watch voting results at Freedom Inc.’s headquarters. Kansas City voters approved the tax that is estimated to raise $8.6 million a year for 10 years to help economic development in the city’s central core.

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Voters approve one-eighth-cent sales tax for inner-city improvements

Supporters of a proposed 1/8-cent sales tax for economic development efforts in central Kansas City gathered on Tuesday to watch voting results at Freedom Inc.’s headquarters. Kansas City voters approved the tax that is estimated to raise $8.6 million a year for 10 years to help economic development in the city’s central core.
Allison Long The Kansas City Star
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Voters approve one-eighth-cent sales tax for inner-city improvements

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