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nraacct

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:11:43 AM

Township boards of supervisors in South Dakota could be getting broader ability to raise money for their local highways, roads, bridges and culverts.

Legislation that passed its first test Thursday grants townships the authority to levy an additional tax of up to 50 cents per $1,000 of property value.

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Ahking
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:15:31 AM

something to think about.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:14:44 PM

Townships and counties will do much more and do it better than the state. Township employees are known by everyone in the township.

Screw up or waste their money and you will be seeing / talking to them at the grocery store, gas station, school ball games - everywhere. In the township you have nowhere to run to and hide. LOL
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wamster
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:53:48 PM

But will all the money go to road funds? I'm leery it might become a slush fund for corrupt government to dip into.

[Edited by: wamster at 2/9/2013 4:55:09 PM EST]
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:35:23 PM

Next Rapid City will try to make all their roads to Mount Rushmore, including US-16, toll roads!!!

Could be time to assure all road taxes are expended on transportation maintenance and improvements. It should no longer be diverted by states.

[Edited by: NHLiveFree at 2/9/2013 3:37:06 PM EST]
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:01:33 PM

Infrastructure is expensive; state governments have been reluctant to take responsibility. Is this simply a way of pushing the load back on the local government and taxpayers?
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:18:55 PM

Looks like infrastructure for small townships.
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dbellie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:40:48 AM

sounds likE more paved roads thru the BlackHills
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:11:29 AM

I would favor a hike in gas tax.
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200porter
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:07:52 AM

That's crazy.
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bills299
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:49:25 AM

Wow
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Peachy1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:47:52 AM

Well of course!! Another way to rape the people!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:12:53 AM

another license to steal
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:12:50 AM

Property values should not be tied in to road taxes.
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