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In the first batch of bill introductions for the 2013 legislative session, the city of Walker has worked with their legislators to introduce the first local sales tax authorization bill.
(Published Jan 11, 2013)
Representative John Persell (DFL-Bemidji) and Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids) introduced HF 39/SF15, companion bills that would provide legislative authorization for the city of Walker to impose a local 1.5 percent sales tax.
Under state law (MS 297A.99), local units of government can impose a local sales tax after following several steps including a successful approval by voters via local referendum, adoption of a supporting council resolution and the passage of special legislation by the Minnesota Legislature.
Last November, the city of Walker residents approved the local sales tax proposal at the general election. The proposal would use the sales tax proceeds for capital and administrative costs of underground utility, street, curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements in the city of Walker.
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