Rockford Sales Tax Referendum Passes

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Voters approved to extend the 1% Rockford sales tax.

The measure passed with 66% support.  The vote doesn’t add any new taxes.  Rather, it simply maintains what consumers have been paying since 2007.

According to the city, the sales tax doesn’t apply to “groceries… prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, medical items used by diabetics, and all State titled vehicles.

Since the tax was installed in 2007, its paid for the resurfacing of more than 120 miles of city roads and a new Morgan Street Bridge.

Rockford voters last extended the tax in 2011.

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