By Ben Carlson
Column as I see ’em …
With our state legislators haggling over smoking and minimum wage, the one bill I’m keeping an eye on is House Bill 1, which would allow communities to increase sales tax up to 1 percent to fund local projects.
The upside is that doing so will first require approval of voters statewide, followed by approval of voters on any local projects. Even better is a sunset provision, which would eliminate the increase once a project is paid for.