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County scraps wheelage tax for this year

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Becker County commissioners opted not to pursue a $10-per-registered vehicle wheelage tax this year, but left open the possibility of implementing a sales tax of up to one-half cent to pay for transportation projects.


At a public hearing at the County Board meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Larry Knutson, Ben Grimsley and John Okeson spoke against the wheelage tax, with Knutson calling it regressive.

“It would hurt the poor more than the sales tax,” he said.

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