Buckner voters pass 1st sales tax increase since 70s

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Posted at 4:14 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 05:15:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The City of Buckner will raise its sales tax for the first time since 1979 after voters passed the measure in Tuesday's election.

Fifty-three percent of voters approved the 1% increase.

The increase will generate around $220,000 annually. The money will go into the city's general fund for city infrastructure, the police department and the city's rainy day fund.

The question had been on Buckner ballots three times in the last year.

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