Tax Us, Please!

Library patrons in Salt Lake City ask for a library tax to preserve levels of service.
May 20, 2004, 11am PDT | Peter Christiansen
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Despite Utah's conservative political views and depressed economy, there is one group in Salt Lake City begging for a tax increase: library patrons. The library needs to raise $1.7 million or else cut back library hours, adult programs, and subscriptions to magazines and books. The proposed tax increase would be $12 extra on a $175,000 house, which amounts to "six scoops of ice cream, six loaves of bread, or a CD." The library board and City Council will also discuss whether or not Internet filters should be used.

Thanks to Peter Christensen

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Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in The Salt Lake Tribune
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