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City voters oppose increasing sales tax cap


The Petersburg City Council met Friday to finalize the results of Tuesday’s municipal election. The question to raise the sales tax cap in Petersburg from $1,200 to $1,700, failed by six votes.

Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer and council tallied the votes of three questioned ballots and two absentee ballots that were received through the mail.

These votes did not change the outcome on proposition two. After the election, this measure was failing by only two votes and another four votes from the remaining ballots were all opposed to the increase.

The final tally was 396 No votes and 390 in favor...

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